By Karen Bong
KUCHING, June 3: All citizens arriving from overseas who have been quarantined in Peninsular Malaysia must show the Release Order from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and a negative Covid-19 test result before entering Sarawak.
State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said that several measures related to immigration restrictions have been decided upon in the committee meeting today.
“Meanwhile, all citizens with travel history from overseas who have not been quarantined in Peninsular Malaysia or transiting through KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) will need to undergo a mandatory quarantine for 14 days in a hotel.
“The hotel accommodation cost will be fully paid by the state government effective June 1, 2020,” he told a press conference on Covid-19 here today.
Uggah also disclosed that it will be compulsory for all citizens entering Sarawak through air, land and sea ports including civil servants in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan to take the Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test in their respective areas or states three days before entering Sarawak.
Meanwhile, Sarawak imposed tighter travel restrictions than those enforced in the peninsula as inter-district travel is still not allowed except with police permission.
Inter-state travel is also banned under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), which runs until June 9, except for emergencies, to attend funerals, for work and married couples staying far apart.
However, those who have to travel and can meet the criteria set must get police permission by visiting the nearest headquarters. — DayakDaily