If you’re planning to travel to Sabah following the lifting of interstate travel restrictions effective 11th October, you might want to put your plans on hold first. Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun have tweeted that the Sabah State Cabinet will decide on Wednesday whether it should adopt the interstate travel relaxation that was announced by the Federal Government.
Sabah State Cabinet will decide on Wednesday whether to adopt the interstate travel relaxation. The State Covid Management Committee will present its recommendations.— Masidi Manjun (@MasidiM) October 10, 2021
It’s noted that only 65% adult population in Sabah have been fully vaccinated, much lower than the 90% threshold.
He said the State Covid Management Committee will present its recommendations before making a decision on lifting border restrictions. According to Masidi, only 65% of adults in Sabah have been fully vaccinated which is much lower than the 90% national threshold.
As of 9th October, Sabah is the only state that has yet to fully vaccinate at least 70% of its total adult population. As a comparison, Kelantan has fully vaccinated 73.2% of its adult population while Kedah and Perak have vaccinated over 79% of its adult population.
Meanwhile, in Sarawak, interstate travel will be allowed starting tomorrow without requiring a police permit. However, travellers must still apply for permission via the enterSarawak platform and are required to attach their proof of full vaccination status. On top of that, travellers to Sarawak are still required to submit negative RT-PCR or RTK Antigen test results which are valid for 3 days.
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced the lifting of interstate travel this afternoon as Malaysia has fully vaccinated 90% of its total adult population. He said the freedom to travel interstate is only for fully vaccinated individuals. He added that there won’t be any roadblocks at state borders but the police will be conducting random patrols and checks for SOP compliance.
While it isn’t mandatory, all interstate travellers are urged to take a COVID-19 self-test as a measure to protect their relatives in their hometowns. Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has also reminded the public not to take the COVID-19 SOP for granted and to comply with all precautionary measures including self-testing and to stay vigilant at all times.
In case you missed it, MySejahtera has been updated which allows users to export their digital vaccine certificate in PDF format. Low-cost carrier AirAsia has recently announced that it will only allow fully vaccinated passengers on their flights effective 6th October 2021. However, children who are not fully vaccinated are allowed to fly if they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or guardian.
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