Vaccinated Sarawakians can return home freely

KUCHING: Only Sarawakians with complete vaccination status do not need to apply through EnterSarawak to return to the state.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today (Oct 17) said they would need to fill in the e-Health Declaration Form (eHDF) and do not need to go through Covid-19 swab test.

“They still need to show proof of complete vaccination as well as proof of low-risk or asymptomatic casual contact status in their MySejahtera application,” it said.

The committee also mentioned that MySejahtera inspection will be conducted before allowed to board passenger planes or boats or at Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) checkpoints.

SDMC also said non-Sarawakians and Malaysians who are not native to Sarawak still need to apply through EnterSarawak before entering the state.

“Federal officers serving in Sarawak are required to show letter of confirmation from the head of department and legitimate work permit before boarding.

“This also applies to private sector employees who are required to show their confirmation letter from their employers and work permit before boarding,” said SDMC.

The committee added that non-Sarawakians who are married to Sarawakians need to show their marriage certificates before boarding.

Children of couples from Sarawak who were born in other states need to show relevant documents such as birth certificate.

For Sarawak Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) visa holder, they need to show their visa pass before allowed to board planes, boats or at ICQS, said the committee.

“Those who have not completed their vaccination, they need to apply through EnterSarawak, and fill in the eHDF as well as taking Covid-19 swab test three days prior to entering Sarawak (results from self-test kit are unacceptable).

“They need to have low-risk or asymptomatic casual contact status in the MySejahtera application.

“Inspection of MySejahtera and EnterSarawak will be conducted before allowed to board. They also need to be in quarantine at home or at quarantine stations for ten days, subject to the risk assessment by health officers.”

Meanwhile, children under 12 years old need to go through Covid-19 swab test if they are going together with parents or guardians who have not received or not yet completed their vaccination.

Travellers from overseas coming to Sarawak also need to apply through EnterSarawak and fill in the eHDF, have undergone swab test three days prior to entering Malaysia.

SDMC said those with complete vaccination status are allowed to transit in the state within 24 hours.

“Vaccinated travellers need to be in quarantine for seven days and 10 days for those who have not received or have not completed their vaccination, starting from the date of entering Malaysia.

“They also need to report their travel history to airport personnel. Failure to do so may result in legal action taken against them,” said SDMC.

These new SOPs take effect starting Oct 18.