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By Karen Bong
KUCHING, Jan 26: Unvaccinated Sarawakians and Malaysians with incomplete vaccinations travelling to Sarawak from other parts of Malaysia are required to apply for entry via enterSarawak and undergo a 10-day quarantine upon arrival in the State.
According to the standard operating procedures (SOP) to enter Sarawak which was updated yesterday (Jan 25), returnees and travellers will also need to fill in the e-Health Declaration Form (eHDF).
The documents required to be submitted for the application include copies of Malaysian identity card as well as a medical letter from a health officer with regards to their vaccination status.
Submitting an application to enter Sarawak is also mandatory for those with travel history overseas in the past 14 days with the condition that they have arrived in Malaysia within the most recent 14 days.
They will need to submit their Covid-19 vaccination certificate, release order (from quarantine), negative rt-PCR test result two days prior to boarding a flight, overseas and domestic flight tickets, as well as a discharge note (for post-positive).
Fully vaccinated international travellers (non-Malaysian) who have been in Malaysia for more than eight days will also no longer be required to apply for entry and are exempted from quarantine upon arrival in the State.
However, they will still need to fill in the eHDF and present their completed Covid-19 vaccination certificate, passport, work permit and visa upon checking in at airports as well as prior to boarding a plane.
Non-Malaysians who have not been vaccinated or with incomplete vaccinations are not allowed to enter Sarawak.
Meanwhile, quarantine-free travel remains in force for fully vaccinated Sarawakians and Malaysians for which they also no longer need to apply for entry from the authorities.
It is still mandatory to fill in the eHDF and present their completed Covid-19 vaccination certificate and identity card upon checking in at airports as well as prior to boarding a plane. — DayakDaily