Abolition of entry requirement welcome news

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KUCHING: The abolition of EnterSarawak requirement for fully vaccinated Sarawakians to enter the state is welcome news especially for those who have not returned to their hometown since the Covid-19 outbreak almost two years ago.

Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi hoped that the decision would cheer up the community that previously was a little stressed out due to the difficulty in returning to their hometowns.

“Nonetheless, it is hoped that the community will comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the authorities.

“We do not want to see a surge in Covid-19 cases again after the travel restrictions are abolished.

“Additionally, we also hope that the community can return to live normally despite having to comply with the SOP set by the government,” he said.

Dr Abdul Rahman stated that the abolition of entry requirement would definitely boost the state economic sector, including small and medium enterprises such as kek lapis and ikan terubok businesses.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has declared that Sarawakians who are fully vaccinated do not need to apply through EnterSarawak to return to the state.

However, they would need to fill in the e-Health Declaration Form (eHDF) but they do not need to go through Covid-19 swab test.

In addition, they would still need to show proof of their complete vaccination as well as proof of low-risk or asymptomatic casual contact status in their MySejahtera application.

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