SDMC: Foreigners entering Sarawak via KLIA required to undergo Covid-19 quarantine in KL first

A Malaysian health quarantine officer waits for passengers at a thermal screening point at the international arrival terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang January 21, 2020. — Reuters pic
A Malaysian health quarantine officer waits for passengers at a thermal screening point at the international arrival terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang January 21, 2020. — Reuters pic

KUCHING, Sept 21 —All non-Malaysians entering Sarawak through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) will be required to undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur before their entry into the state, announced Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today.

SDMC said it had been decided that foreigners who wished to visit the state must be quarantined in Kuala Lumpur first.

“All non-citizens who wish to enter Sarawak through the KLIA entry point must be quarantined in Kuala Lumpur before they are allowed to come to Sarawak,” said SDMC in its daily update press statement.

During the daily update press conference last Friday, SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said Malaysians and non-Malaysians entering Sarawak through Labuan or Sabah would be required to fill out ‘EnterSarawak’ with supportive documents and undergo rT-PCR test for Covid-19 three days before their travel date, effective today.

Uggah said Malaysians who wished to enter the state through flights from Penang would be taken Covid-19 test on a random basis upon their arrival at the Kuching International Airport (KIA).

“For Sarawakians who return from abroad, they will be quarantined at ‘First Point of Entry’ in Sarawak and they will not be allowed to have any transit to reach their destination,” he added. — Borneo Post

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