Sabah requires international visitors to undergo Covid-19 tests upon arrival

KOTA KINABALU: International visitors arriving in Sabah will be required to undergo an RTK-Antigen test on arrival at its international airports or undergo a supervised test within 24-hours on arrival.

State Covid-19 spokesman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said the measure was in line with the existing regulations for entry procedures into Malaysia by the Health Ministry.

He said the requirement was put in place in anticipation of international visitors coming directly to the state.

The visitors can undergo the tests by trained medical personnel on arrival at the airport or at any certified medical clinics in Sabah.

The requirements were for international travellers flying directly into Sabah or transiting via Malaysian international gateways as well as for those transiting via Singapore, he said in a statement Monday (April 25).

For international travellers transiting via Singapore, they were also given a similar option of undergoing the Covid-19 tests by trained medical personnel at the airport or at medical clinics within 24-hours upon arrival.

Since the re-opening of the international borders on April 1, international arrivals have mainly been via Kuala Lumpur while direct flights from Singapore have also resumed.

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