Healthcare workers ready to manage higher number of travellers to Labuan

HEALTHCARE personnel in the Federal Territory of Labuan are well prepared to manage the influx of travellers into the duty-free island, armed with health protocols as part of the Covid-19 infection prevention measures.

Labuan Health Department director Dr Ismuni Bohari said although Covid-19 tests were not required for the fully vaccinated for interstate travel, health screening was still being conducted at the main entry points of Labuan Airport and two ferry terminals.

“Our healthcare personnel continue to carry out their duties at the entry points by conducting health screenings such as body temperature checks for possible symptoms of Covid-19.

“RTK-Antigen or RT-PCR test results will not be required from travellers upon arrival at the entry points here,” he said.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had announced that interstate travel across Malaysia was allowed from Oct 11, as the country’s adult vaccination rate (fully vaccinated with two doses) had reached 90%.

Dr Ismuni reminded travellers to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 infection preventive measures while on holiday in Labuan.

“Travellers to Labuan must abort their holiday if they are unwell or have symptoms such as fever and flu.

“We must work together to break the chain of infection,” he said.

Dr Ismuni said Labuan had been receiving a steady increase in travellers from the peninsula and Sabah the past few days.

“As the government has decided to ease the restrictions, we must be prepared at all costs in our health protocols such as being on standby to check travellers’ body temperature at the entry points,” he said.

He added that Labuan International Ferry Terminal and Labuan Airport were equipped with thermal scanners to screen the body temperature of passengers. — Bernama

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