MP thanks state gov’t for relaxation

Lukanisman Awang Sauni

KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC)’s decision to relax the restrictions for Sarawakians looking to return home was lauded by Sibuti MP Lukanisman Awang Sauni.

“Throughout this week, the issue pertaining to EnterSarawak has been brought up by many members of the public.

“With the decrease in air ticket prices as well as the increase in the number of flights to Sarawak, entering the state is now easier.

“Thank you to the Sarawak government for giving some leeway to facilitate the return of Sarawakians,” he said in a Facebook post on Saturday (Oct 16).

Earlier that day (Oct 16), the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said fully-vaccinated Sarawakians who want to return to the state will no longer be required to undergo Covid-19 screening or apply via EnterSarawak.

In its daily Covid-19 update, the committee said that however, the individuals will need to fill in the e-Health Declaration Form.

“They must have proof of their ‘complete vaccination’ status as well as have a ‘low risk’ or ‘asymptomatic casual contact’ status only in the MySejahtera app.

“MySejahtera inspection will be made before individuals are allowed to board passenger planes/boats or at Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS),” it said.

Lukanisman also hoped that Sarawakians who want to return home will abide by the standard operating procedures that has been laid out.

“Together, we must protect ourselves and the community. Please undergo a Covid-19 self-test before flying home.

“Welcome home, welcome back to Sarawak,” he said.