Int’l travellers no longer required to apply for My Travel Pass, enterSarawak or E-Health Declaration to enter S’wak

A screengrab of the cover photo of the enterSarawak app in the Google Play store.

KUCHING, March 21: Travellers from overseas are allowed to enter Sarawak without having to apply for My Travel Pass and enterSarawak approval or to fill in the E-Health Declaration Form (eHDF), effective April 1.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a press statement today said international travellers however needed to download and complete the Pre Departure Form accessible through the ‘Travellers’ icon in the MySejahtera app.

“Suffice to download the MySejahtera app and fill in the relevant questionnaires,” said SDMC.

A soft copy of Covid-19 related standard operating procedures (SOPs) for those arriving by air and land will be provided.

According to SDMC, following the reopening of Sarawak’s borders on April 1, 2022, SDMC will come out with nine requirements. More details and updates will be provided by National Security Council.

To reopen borders safely, SDMC said SOPs for religious activities and programmes will be released by Sarawak Islamic Council (Majlis Islam Sarawak) and Unit for Other Regions (Unifor) while SOPs for Ramadan and Gawai bazaars will be announced by the Public Health, Local Government and Housing Ministry.

In the transition towards endemicity, SDMC said Sarawak will gradually lift restrictions that were put in place to help curb the transmission of Covid-19, as well as reopen international borders to allow tourism and business to resume.

“The government will take all necessary precautions and plan for the most practical SOPs and reasonable timeline, in order to ensure that we are able to move towards endemicity safely,” said SDMC.

SDMC also said that everyone should get their vaccination and booster doses.

“Vaccination has been proven to be effective to protect against severe illness and deaths due to Covid-19 infections.

“Though vaccination does not offer 100 per cent protection against Covid-19 infections, it is scientifically proven to reduce the severity and mortality of the disease,” said SDMC. — DayakDaily