Pre-entry Covid-19 test not required for 3D2N essential, work trips

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By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Oct 6: Travellers making a three-day-two-night (3D2N) trip for essential and work purposes to Sarawak will not be required to take a pre-entry Covid-19 test but those staying longer than two nights will need to provide a negative rt-PCR or rapid antigen test result that is certified at a clinic or medical lab within three calendar days before travel to Sarawak.

In the latest enterSarawak guidelines, fully vaccinated domestic travellers will be exempted from quarantine, while those with incomplete vaccination or unvaccinated due to medical reasons will be given mandatory quarantine for 10 days at designated facilities.


For Sarawakians, the cost of quarantine will be borne by the State government while non-Sarawakians will have to pay for their quarantine unless they are married to a Sarawakian.

People are considered fully vaccinated after two weeks past their second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines, and after 28 days for one-dose vaccines from CanSino and Johnson & Johnson.

All travellers will also need to apply for entry via the entrySarawak app or website and attach evidence of the negative test result along with other necessary documents including e-Health declaration, vaccination digital certificate and police permit.

For delivery transporters in the essential services required to cross the border, they must be fully vaccinated and need to produce a negative test result with 14-days validity to enter and move across the State.

The transporters also need to obtain approval to cross the border from Miri or Limbang Resident.

It is also mandatory to do a RTK-Antigen test at Brunei for border crossings and they are only allowed to transit in Brunei on a one-day pass.

Apart from the necessary documents, transporters also need to submit letters from companies on delivery during their applications to enter or transit by the State.

Meanwhile, police permits are no longer required for inter-division travel in Sarawak from today (Oct 6) onwards.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) also reminded the public that applications with wrong or incomplete documents will be rejected. — DayakDaily