Tourist attractions, recreational parks can open on Oct 1 at 50pct capacity

File photo depicting Mount Buda National Park from a distance.

KUCHING, Sept 30: Tourism activities and tourism attraction products such as zoo, farms, aquarium, edutainment centre, recreation parks, extreme, adventure or nature parks are allowed to operate from Oct 1 without exceeding the 50 per cent capacity limit or a maximum of 100 people.

This also applies to arts, culture and heritage premises such as at museums, library, cultural villages, arts or craft galleries and cultural stage shows.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said this in the latest standard operating procedures (SOPs) outlined for the Sarawak domestic tourism as the State transitioned into Phase Three of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) next month.


SDMC reminded tour operators and premises owners to be fully responsible to ensure tourists or visitors abide by the health protocols enforced by the authorities.

These include ensuring all tourists are fully vaccinated, have digital certificates in their MySejahtera app and their health risk level in the MySejahtera app is low.

Children below 17-years-old who are not vaccinated must be with their parents who are required to be fully vaccinated at all times.

Before travelling, tourists must produce a negative result for their Covid-19 swab test within three days before arrival in Sarawak.

Tourists are also encouraged to buy Covid-19 travel insurance.

For tour agencies or tourism service providers, they need to ensure all staff and tourists are fully vaccinated before they begin with any tours or related activities.

Random Covid-19 swab test using Rapid Test Kit (RTK) Antigen should be conducted for the staff, bus drivers and tour guides.

Other than that, tour agencies or tourism service providers will need to prepare a sickbay at their premises for emergency isolation for unwell or symptomatic Covid-19 patients if needed. — DayakDaily