Quarantine at first point of entry to Malaysia


KUCHING: Malaysians and non-Malaysians from overseas are required to be in quarantine at the first point of entry to the country regardless of vaccination status.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee’s (SDMC) updated standard operating procedures (SOP) also state that overseas travellers need to be tested for Covid-19 on the day of arrival and before release from quarantine.

“Those fully vaccinated with booster dose are to be in quarantine for five days, while those without the booster dose need to be in quarantine for seven days.

“Those who have incomplete vaccination need to be in quarantine for 10 days at a designated quarantine centre,” it stated.

Furthermore, SDMC will only allow them to enter Sarawak after the completion of the quarantine period with a negative rT-PCR test result.

The committee also mentioned for Sarawakians with spouse and family, hotel booking can be made through enterHotel and be in quarantine in the peninsula.

If found positive for Covid-19, the committee urged them to be isolated and refer to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

“Both Malaysians and non-Malaysians need to show their vaccination certificate, flight itinerary, negative test result two days before entering the country and identity card and passport.

“Non-Malaysians need to show additional documents such as copy of passport, copy of work permit or visa and approved MY Travel Pass or MY Entry Pass,” said SDMC.

Those who do not get their vaccination are not allowed to enter the country, added the committee.

In addition, those from the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) Singapore and Langkawi Travel Bubble, they require to take the RTK-Antigen test two days before entering Sarawak, and apply EnterSarawak and fill in the eHDF form.

“Their vaccination certificate need to be submitted as well as flight itinerary, negative Covid-19 test result, identity card and passport, VTL Approval Letter or proof of Langkawi Travel Bubble in the MySejahtera application.

“From VTL and the Langkawi Travel Bubble, individuals are exempt from quarantine if they stayed more than seven days,” it said.

However, SDMC noted that those from VTL and stayed for less than five days are required to be in quarantine in the country.

The same goes to the Langkawi Travel Bubble where individuals who stayed less than seven days are not allowed to enter the state.

For medical tourism outside Malaysia, fully vaccinated patients and partially or not vaccinated patients need to be in quarantine in hospital.

Both require to be to have rT-PCR test done two days before entering Sarawak, apply through EnterSarawak, fill in the eHDF form and only allow one fully vaccinated companion.

“For non-Malaysians, they need to show vaccination certificate, rt-PCR test two days before entering the state, passport, flight itinerary and approved MyTravel Pass or MyEntry Pass.

“Patients also need to show medical condition verified by hospital, arrangement for ambulance for pick up at point of entry to hospital for quarantine, receipt of payment for medical arrangement and letter from hospital for treatments or appointment,” it said.

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