RMCO: Non-Sarawakians with expired social visit passes allowed to stay until March 31

Datuk Sebastian Ting

MIRI, 6 Jan: Non-Sarawakians whose social visit passes expired during the Restricted Movement Control Order (RMCO), are allowed to stay in Sarawak until the end of the extended RMCO period on March 31, 2021.

This was disclosed by Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew in a statement today.

“I am indeed very happy for them as they are now allowed to continue to stay here until 31st March 2021, by which time we hope the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia and the whole world would be better under control with availability of suitable vaccines.

“For the past few months, I had been approached by non-Sarawakians, whose social visit passes had expired and had indeed been advised that they were to leave Sarawak by December 31, 2020, at the expiration of RMCO then.

“Understandably, they were quite worried and didn’t know how to make travel plans at all.”


These non-Sarawakians come from Malaya, Sabah, Brunei and certain foreign countries.

Many of them are married to Sarawakians and have been residing in th state with their families.

“On behalf of them, I would like to thank the Sarawak government for being so considerate, understanding and compassionate during this Covid-19 pandemic,” Ting added. — DayakDaily