Malaysia Airports further easing screening of passengers from Sabah


  • Nation
  • Monday, 28 Sep 2020

SEPANG (Bernama): Malaysia Airports has implemented additional initiatives to further smoothen Covid-19 screening for all arrivals from Sabah at the airports it operates.

Malaysia Airports in a statement on Monday (Sept 28) said among the initiatives were the deployment of mobile food and beverage (F&B) carts at the test waiting areas so that passengers could purchase light refreshments while waiting.

"The elderly, disabled, pregnant mothers and families with young children will be given access to priority lanes to help ease their arrival process.

"Additional seats are provided at the arrival gates and along the flow path to the testing area, while passengers wait for their turn to be tested,” it said.

There were 12 flights carrying 1,400 passengers from Sabah at the KL International Airport (KLIA)'s main terminal on Sunday (Sept 27) and 19 flights with 2,300 passengers at the KLIA2 terminal.

In anticipation of a surge in arrivals from Sabah on Monday, Malaysia Airports said it had notified the Health Ministry and all relevant authorities of the expected flights.

For Monday, it said there would be 10 flights arriving at KLIA and 19 flights at KLIA2.

On Sunday, Malaysia Airports and the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) distributed complimentary food packs to passengers who were waiting their turn to do the test.

"We will continue to work with Nadma to distribute complimentary food and drinks to passengers and work with the F&B providers to extend their operating hours," it said.

The F&B operators such as Starbucks, Kopi Kita, Needs Convenience and WHSmith Convenience have been requested to stay open beyond the normal time of 8pm for passengers’ convenience.

On Saturday (Sept 26), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced the requirement for individuals arriving from Sabah to undergo Covid-19 screening from Sept 27 until Oct 10.

Malaysia Airports said additional manpower from its aviation security and customer experience teams had also been deployed to render assistance on the ground and help ensure physical distancing.- Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Malaysia Airports , KLIA , KLIA2 , Covid-19 , Screening , Sabah

   

Next In Nation

Woman in nursing home dies of Covid-19 infection, not vaccine, says health director
Abang Johari: S'wak's MA63 struggles will further strengthen identity as part of Malaysian family
Melaka Polls: Umno, BN should be ready to face elections by themselves if no coalitions willing to cooperate, says Najib
PM: Yayasan Keluarga Malaysia set up to support Malaysian children orphaned by Covid-19
Jeffrey Kitingan: Sabah assembly the right avenue to discuss amendments to Federal Constitution
Girl, 17, detained to assist with investigations into discovery of baby girl's body
Three-year-old boy feared drowned after falling into Sg Tawau
Covid-19 watch: Singapore places Malaysia under Category III
Melaka Polls: Norhizam to announce which party he will contest for in 48 hours
Melaka Polls: State DAP says will defend Pengkalan Batu seat

Others Also Read


Vouchers