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By Karen Bong
KUCHING, Oct 6: Fully vaccinated citizens and non-citizens entering Sarawak from abroad will be exempted from quarantine upon arrival if they have completed their 14-days quarantine in Kuala Lumpur (KL).
In the latest Enter Sarawak guidelines, overseas travellers who have completed their quarantine procedure will be required to submit the release order from quarantine (Annex 17) and a police permit when applying for entry into Sarawak via the enterSarawak app or website.
Those who did not complete the 14-day quarantine at first point-of-entry such as KL will be required to serve a seven-day quarantine at designated facilities upon arrival in the State.
A 14-day quarantine order at designated facilities still applies to overseas travellers who have fulfilled all transit conditions at Kuala Lumpur and arrived in Sarawak as the first point-of-entry.
The rules for transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) into Sarawak include requiring travellers to have a connecting flight within 24 hours into the State, and are not allowed to exit the airport or transit terminal building and must be fully vaccinated.
The 14-day quarantine order also applies to those entering Sarawak directly from neighbouring countries such as Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia.
For non-Sarawakians, they will have to pay for quarantine and rt-PCR Covid-19 swab tests.
People are considered fully vaccinated after two weeks of receiving their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines, and after 28 days for single-dose vaccines such as CanSino and Johnson & Johnson.
Note that all travellers entering the State either from domestic or overseas destinations are subjected to negative rt-PCR or rapid antigen Covid-19 test results that are certified at a clinic or medical lab.
Apart from that, other documents required for application include police permit, digital vaccination certificate, flight itinerary, identity card or passport, approved My Travel Pass or My Entry Pass, working permit for expatriates or foreign workers and MM2H approved pass.
Non-Malaysians will be required to submit approved documents to MySejahtera headquarters for a vaccination update.
Meanwhile, police permits are no longer required for inter-division travel in Sarawak from today (Oct 6) onwards. — DayakDaily