Quarantine period for travellers entering Sarawak from overseas depends on vaccination status

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By Nancy Nais

KUCHING, Jan 26: Malaysians and foreigners who are entering Sarawak from overseas are required to undergo mandatory quarantine at their first point of entry in Malaysia.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee’s (SDMC) standard operating procedures (SOP) effective Jan 25, 2022, the number of quarantine days depends on the individual’s vaccination status.


Fully vaccinated individuals with booster shots are required to undergo five days of quarantine, while those fully vaccinated without booster shots get seven days of quarantine. Individuals who are partially or have yet to complete vaccinations must undergo 10 days of quarantine.

Other requirements which travellers must comply with regardless of vaccination status are taking a rt-PCR test to upon arrival and a day before being released after quarantine.

Both tests results from a clinic or medical laboratory must be negative.

It must be noted that results from Covid-19 RTK Antigen self test kits (saliva) will not accepted.

For Sarawakians, their spouses and family members, they can make their hotel booking in Peninsular Malaysia through Enter Hotel at https://sarawakdisastermc.com/eshotel/ via State Liaison Office Sarawak (Quarantine Centre in Peninsular Malaysia) within four to seven working days prior to departure to Malaysia.

Non-Sarawakians (including long-term pass holder) are required to undergo mandatory quarantine at their first point of entry in Malaysia at their own arrangement and expenses.

Anybody who tests positive for Covid-19 will be isolated and referred to the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Individuals who did not get receive any vaccination are strictly not allowed to enter Sarawak.

Meanwhile, Malaysians must also present their Covid-19 vaccination certificate, flight itinerary, negative rt-PCR test result obtained two days before entering Malaysia, identity card and passport for their application.

Non-Malaysians are required to present their Covid-19 vaccination certificate, flight itinerary, negative rt-PCR test result obtained two days before entering Malaysia, copy of passport, copy of work permit or visa and approved MY Travel Pass or entry pass. — DayakDaily