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Travel Advisory

Sabah, Borneo Travel Advisory

Tested Negative






In the wake of the recent 2019-nCoV outbreak, Sabah has taken the precaution to suspend all flights between China and Sabah, Borneo until further notice. To date, there have been NO reported cases of 2019-nCoV in Borneo — Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei. Earlier on, the 25 cases involving Chinese nationals who were under surveillance for suspected coronavirus have all come back negative.

Everywhere else in Malaysia, certain airlines such as Malaysia Airlines have reduced the number of flights between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee Secretariat has also imposed a temporary entry ban to all Chinese nationals, as well as foreigners who have been in China in the past 14 days, effective immediately.

All arriving passengers are now also required to fill in the Health Declaration form, following the latest entry requirement imposed by the Sarawak Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health. All throughout the country, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has established health screening methods at all entry points into the country, including:

  1. Carrying out thermal scanning for all arriving passengers and flight crews from China;
  2. Allocation of special medical bays for quarantine purposes at the arrival gates to accommodate all passengers showing visible symptoms of the virus.

The Malaysian Government has also temporarily suspended all immigration facilities, including visas, to Chinese nationals from Wuhan and other cities nearby the Hubei province, effective on 27 January 2020.

Currently ranked no.3 behind Thailand and South Korea in terms of readiness against virus outbreaks, Malaysia remains a safe travel destination for all. There is currently no known travel advisories restricting travel to Malaysia, Borneo and South East Asia as a whole.

Read more:

Coronavirus: Sabah govt announces additional temporary travel restrictions

Coronavirus: 25 people test negative in Sabah, says state Health Dept

Official Travel Advisory from Sabah Tourism Board