Uggah: Daily commuters travelling between Sabah, Labuan to S’wak required to apply for special pass

Uggah delivering the daily update on Covid-19 at the press conference. – Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi

KUCHING (Sept 28): Daily commuters, including those in essential services, travelling between Sabah or Labuan to Sarawak need to apply for a special pass, said State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

“For all citizens who frequently commute from Sabah or Labuan to Sarawak, they need to apply for the special pass from the Divisional Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) at the Limbang and Miri Resident Offices.

“They are also required to take Covid-19 samples every 14 days and if they fail to do so, the special pass will not renewed,” he told a press conference on daily Covid-19 updates Monday.

This was among the decisions set by SDMC, following the spike in cases in Sabah.

Uggah, who is deputy chief minister, also informed that Malaysians from the Peninsula, Sabah and Labuan and foreigners who wish to enter Sarawak via Sabah or Labuan would be given a limited entry pass for five days only.

“They will need apply for permission to enter Sarawak by filling up the EnterSarawak online form and have to attach their Covid-19 (rT-PCR) test results from three days before they are allowed to enter Sarawak. Those who do not attach their rT-PCR test results will not be given approval.

“They must also attach their homeward flight ticket details,” he said.

He added that they will be quarantined at the hotel quarantine centre for 14 days and Covid-19 tests will be taken on the second day and 10th day. Costs will be borne by the individuals themselves.

As for Sarawakians or permanent resident pass holders, they must also apply for permission to enter Sarawak by filling in the EnterSarawak online form before entering Sarawak, Uggah informed.

“They will be served with a Home Surveillance Order to quarantine for 14 days and will be given wristbands.

“The rT-PCR swab test will be taken upon arrival at the airport or on the second day, as well as on the 10th day. This cost will be borne by the state government.

“For those who have done rt-PCR test three days before entering Sarawak and the results were negative, the rt-PCR swab test will be taken on the 10th day only. This cost will also be borne by the state government,” he said.