No quarantine for M'sians arriving in Sabah, but prior screening a must

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 02 Jun 2020

KOTA KINABALU: All Malaysians will now be allowed into Sabah without the need to undergo the mandatory two-week quarantine, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

He said the state government had decided that Malaysians would no longer need to be quarantined and added that this applied to civil servants, private company workers or ordinary citizens arriving by air, sea or land.

Shafie however said that they would have to be certified free of Covid-19, with the test done three days before their arrival in Sabah from Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Labuan.

He added in a statement on Tuesday (June 2) that a letter from the Health Ministry to validate the Covid-19 negative tests should be provided on entry.

Shafie also said Malaysians and foreigners working in Sabah would have to produce a valid work pass or other relevant documents.

He said the move would encourage domestic tourism in Sabah, where hotels have begun opening since May 10.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 0
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Constituency allocations for backbencher MPs slashed by over 65%
Bottled cooking oil ceiling prices unchanged from Feb 8-March 7
Amanah to hold talks with Barisan on state polls, says Khalid
PM Anwar unveils Malaysia Madani logo
Zahid: RM400,000 allocated to repair collapsed jetty in Semporna
Sabah lawyers to pursue judicial review of 40% special grant in Court of Appeal after stay decision
Comms and Digital Ministry announces RM69 fixed Internet broadband plan with speeds of up to 30Mbps for low income groups
Malaysia condemns Israel’s relentless suppression campaign against Palestinians
Viral photo of floods inaccurate, situation under control, says Kinabatangan disaster centre
1MDB trial: Witness surprised at Jho Low's denial over communication on managing Najib's AmBank accounts

Others Also Read