Sarawak to impose 14-day Stay Home Notice (SHN) on ALL TRAVELLERS
The state government has decided that ALL foreign and domestic visitors coming into Sarawak and returning Sarawakians, will be issued with a 14-day Stay Home Notice (SHN). This includes Sarawak residents, long term and short-term pass holders. This will take into effect on 18 March 2020.
Below is the original post with regards specifically to Singaporeans, issued on 11 February 2020, which is now outdated.
Official notice from the Sarawak State Health Department (Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sarawak) on 11 February 2020.
After the announcement yesterday by the State Disaster Management Committee chairman Amar Douglas Uggah Embas of all passengers arriving into Sarawak from Singapore having to be quarantined for 14 days at home, the decision has now been U-TURNED just a few hours after the announcement.
Below is the official press release from Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sarawak (Sarawak State Health Department).
NOTE: The below image of the official press release from Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sarawak is taken from Tourism Malaysia’s Facebook Page. Interestingly, the official Facebook Page of Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sarawak carries only a share from Sarawak Edition’s Facebook Post, and no direct announcement has been made by Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sarawak on this quarantine issue through any of their platforms. The current press releases and disasters on Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sarawak’s website is only about rabies.
During my flight to Sarawak, the cabin crew handed out the new Health Declaration Form on Entry into Sarawak by the Sarawak Ministry of Health. This must be filled up by all passengers entering from outside Sarawak including from West Malaysia and Sabah.
The form is rather big, with 3 pages of Bahasa Malaysia, English and Mandarin. You just need to fill up one page based on the language that you are comfortable with.
Do note that Singapore is a declared country affected with COVID-19 cases, you must tick “Yes” for Question 12 if you are Singaporean or have visited Singapore within the past 14 days, and fill up the other following relevant questions.
Hopefully, my passport stamp into Sarawak in my Singapore passport and my upcoming articles after the reversed announcement are more than enough proof that tourists coming in from Singapore to Sarawak NEED NOT undergo 14 days of self-home quarantine.