Pre-departure Covid-19 test, 5-day quarantine required for partially or unvaccinated travellers 18yo and above

Infographic of the revised travel protocol to enter Sarawak, effective May 1. Photo credit: Ukas

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By Karen Bong

KUCHING, April 29: Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers who are 18-years-old and above are required to do a RT-PCR test two days before departure to Sarawak as well as undergo a five-day quarantine period.

This reviewed travel protocol is effective from May 1 as Malaysia, including Sarawak, has announced the further easing of Covid-19 restrictions.


Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers who are 17-years-old and below would also have to do the pre-departure RT-PCR test before entering Sarawak. However, these groups of travellers are not required to undergo quarantine.

In addition, travellers in both these categories would also have to undergo a supervised RTK-Antigen test within 24 hours upon arrival.

In the latest standard operating procedures (SOP) released by the Ministry of Health (MOH) which applies to the entire country, vaccinated travellers aged 13 and above, as well as individuals who have recovered from Covid-19 infection within six to 60 days, will no longer be required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival.

Travellers who are 12-years-old and below also need not undergo a test, irrespective of their vaccination status.

Covid-19 insurance is also no longer required for all travellers entering the country.

However, all travellers entering Sarawak will still need to fill in the traveller declaration form in the MySejahtera mobile app (Traveller icon). — DayakDaily