Weekly flights to Sarawak to increase from Oct 1, from 22 gradually to 87


KUCHING: Flight frequency into Sarawak will be gradually increased from 22 to 87 flights a week effective Oct 1, says the state Transport Ministry.

Its minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin (pic) said the decision was made by the state disaster management committee after taking into consideration the new standard operating procedure (SOP) exempting fully vaccinated travellers from within Malaysia from quarantine upon arrival in Sarawak.

The committee also considered other factors including the gradual reopening of Sarawak's tourism sector, schools and universities next month, the current high flight fares and travel demand from the public.

"As a follow-up to the committee's decision, my ministry is calling a meeting today with all airlines and aviation authorities, including the federal Transport Ministry, to look into the details of the new flight schedule,” said Lee.

"This is also to ensure the smooth implementation of the new flight schedule," he added in a statement on Tuesday (Sept 28).

He said the flights would come from Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Johor Baru, Kota Baru, Labuan and Singapore to Sarawak's main destinations of Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, Miri and Limbang.

"With the gradual increase in the flight frequency to Sarawak, we are expecting a rise in the number of passengers and movement of people into the state starting Oct 1," he added.

He reminded passengers to comply strictly with the SOP, including entry procedures, to curb the spread of Covid-19.

According to the guidelines, individuals must apply for entry into the state via the EnterSarawak app or website, fill in the e-health declaration form and submit proof of their vaccination status.

They must also provide a negative result from a PCR test taken three days before departure.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

RM22,000 in compound notices issued after not fully vaxxed people found dining in restaurant
Malaysia logs new 89 deaths due to Covid-19, with 19 BID cases
Water supply in Klang Valley almost completely restored, says Air Selangor
Dr Wee: Local shipping will benefit from integration with international standards
LADA submits proposed SOP for foreign tourists in Langkawi to Health Ministry, NSC
Covid-19: 91.4% percent of Malaysia's adults fully vaccinated as of Friday (Oct 15)
Turning trash into treasure
Be prepared for heavy traffic
Sabah moves to revive once-thriving tourism industry
Visitors make beeline to theme parks

Others Also Read


Vouchers