Uggah speaking at the press conference. (Photo: Ukas)

KUCHING: Malaysians and foreigners who wish to enter Sarawak through Sabah, Labuan and other red zone areas are given a maximum five-day entry pass with their returning flight document, effective tomorrow, said State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

They also must complete the online form — ‘EnterSarawak’ — with supporting documents and undergo a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rT-PCR) test for Covid-19 three days before their travel date.

“Those who do not attach a valid rT-PCR test result three days prior to admission will not be allowed to enter Sarawak,” SDMC said in its daily Covid-19 update today.

“Sarawak is taking extra precautionary measures in the wake of a recent spike in Covid-19 cases in Sabah.

“Sarawakians and permanent resident pass holders and state visa pass holders visiting Sarawak through Sabah and Labuan will be issued a wristband and have to observe a compulsory 14-day quarantine at home.

“The swab rT-PCR test will be taken on the second day and the tenth day upon arrival.”

SDMC also said Malaysians and foreigners who are frequent travellers to Sabah and Labuan were also required to provide special letter from the divisional DMC (Resident’s Office) and have their Covid-19 samples taken every 14 days.

“The rT-PCR test result is valid for 14 days. Those who fail to take sample, their special pass will be considered as invalid.”

It also required all visitors who have stayed in Sabah and Labuan within 14 days to issue their declaration.

“Those who make false declaration will be charged under the State Protection of Public Health Ordinance 1999.

“For those transiting via Sabah or Labuan are required to complete the online ‘EnterSarawak’ form. They are allowed to enter Sarawak without having to attach their rT-PCR Covid-19 test results, as long as they do not leave the airport.”