SDMC revises travel guidelines into Sarawak

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Aug 13: Civil servants and businessmen coming into Sarawak from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan on official duty will be exempt from undergoing mandatory quarantine upon arrival to Sarawak.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a press statement today said the decision was made following a meeting earlier today.

The committee added that civil servants from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan who enter through Kuching International Airport (KIA) must show the exemption for quarantine from the quick response (QR) Code through ‘enterSarawak’ or from their official working letter which they have brought.

Nonetheless, it added that they are required to fill the electronic health declaration form or e-HDF.


SDMC said their Covid-19 samples will be taken but they will not be attached with wristbands.

It added that for civil servants and businessmen travelling frequently from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah or Labuan to Sarawak, their Covid-19 sample will be taken once a fortnight.

SDMC said samples will not be taken for those attending official duties not more than two days.

The committee added that for civil servants and businessmen who came to Sarawak for holidays, they will be quarantined either at home or hotel and that their sample for Covid-19 will be taken.

Meanwhile, for those entering Sarawak through Sibu, Bintulu or Miri Airports, SDMC said they must show their quarantine exemption using QR code through ‘enterSarawak’ or with their official working letter.

They will also need to fill up the e-HDF.

SDMC said they need not have to undergo quarantine and they will not be attached with wristbands.

The committee added that they will be required to have their Covid-19 sample taken the following day upon their entry into Sarawak at the nearest health facility. —DayakDaily