Interstate travel ban on Sabah – Ismail Sabri

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Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob at a news conference at the Parliament in Kuala Lumpur.PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 23 JULY 2020.

By Norlaile Abd Rahman

KUALA LUMPUR – A travel ban will be imposed on Sabah to and from the Peninsular of Malaysia, Sarawak and Labuan beginning 12 until 25 October.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that the decision was made after considering the escalation of Covid-19 cases in Sabah.

However, he said that exemptions will be applied to certain cases involving emergency, death and essential services, where an approval needs to be obtained from the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Following are the exemptions given for travelling to Sabah:

  1. Sabah citizens with H Mykad code
  2. Partner to Sabah citizen with valid Malaysian Immigration pass, issued by the Sabah Immigration Department of Malaysia or proof of marriage and child birth certificate.
  3. Essential services workers with valid Malaysian immigration pass issued by the Sabah Immigration Department of Malaysia.
  4. Non-Sabah citizen students with student card / pass from the Sabah Immigration Department of Malaysia.
  5. Federal Public Service Members who serve in Sabah are required to obtain the 66(1) Immigration Act 1969/63 stamp at the Sabah Immigration Office after entering Sabah.
  6. Permanent Residence of Sabah with MyPR code H or the Entry Permit Card or entry permit endorsement in their passport.

Following are the Exemptions given to exit Sabah:

  • Emergency cases and official duties are permitted by submitting a request and obtaining an approval from MOH.
  • They must also undergo Covid-19 screening by MOH upon arrival at their entry destination.

For further information, the public may reach the Sabah State Disaster Operational Room at 088-369434. – MalaysiaGazette

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