KUCHING: Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah has urged the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to review the latest conditions for entering Sarawak.
“Although police permit is no longer required, people wishing to enter Sarawak still need to apply for permission on the enterSarawak website.
“This condition hinders tourism. It seems like someone does not want to boost tourism in Sarawak.
“Personally, I do not see the basis for why we still need permits to enter Sarawak. We spend so much money to build up the Sarawak Cultural Village but imposing restrictions here and there would stop people from coming to Sarawak.”
He said this during the launch of the DayakDaily’s D’Drift 2021 here on Monday (Oct 11).
He added that it was enough for an individual to show proof of vaccination or even a letter of confirmation from a doctor about their vaccine status.
“Those who have not completed their vaccination on legitimate health reasons should also be allowed to enter Sarawak provided they show a letter from a doctor explaining why they are not allowed to be vaccinated.”
On another note, he hoped that more from the private sector would come up with resorts that cater to visitors who want serenity during their vacation, especially building resorts on the hills as “there are not many resorts built in such areas.”