Additional restrictions to enter Labuan from July 1

KUALA LUMPUR: Several additional restrictions will be imposed on individuals who wish to enter Labuan, effective July 1.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, in a statement today said the decision on the implementation of the additional restrictions was made after taking into account the current Covid-19 situation on the island.

He said travellers entering Labuan are required to undergo a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test three days before arrival and mandatory quarantine.

Ismail Sabri said Labuan residents must undergo a 10-day quarantine at home, while civil servants entering the island are required to undergo a 10-day quarantine at either their home or hotel.

Foreign travellers will need to undergo a 14-day quarantine at their hotel, he added.

He also said that Transporter Daily Card holders must take the RT-PCR test every two weeks and are required to undergo Antigen Rapid Test Kit (RTK-Ag) test weekly.

“Only Malaysians are allowed for crew sign-ons and they must undergo a 14-day quarantine as well as take the RT-PCR test on the 10th day.

“The entry procedure into Labuan is still being enforced and priority will be given to individuals who have been vaccinated,” he said.

Ismail Sabri said sign-off is allowed with a 14-day quarantine and it is mandatory to take a RT PCR test adding that non-convention ships are temporarily suspended. – Bernama