The government has banned interstate travel to and from Sabah beginning October 12 until October 25, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.
According to a report in Malay Mail, the defence minister said that special exemptions will be given for select cases, involving emergencies, deaths, needful services, and others, for which clearance must first be obtained from the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Added to the statement, whoever has obtained permission must also undergo the Covid-19 screening by MOH, upon landing at their destined entry points.
Here are the categories which are permitted to travel during the period :
Sabah natives whose MyKad has the ‘H’ code.
Spouses of Sabah natives who have a valid Malaysian immigration pass issued by the Malaysian Immigration Department of Sabah, or proof of marriage and childbirth certificate.
Essential service workers who have a valid Malaysian Immigration pass issued by the Immigration Department Malaysia of Sabah.
Non-Sabah native students who have a card/student pass from the Malaysian Immigration Department of Sabah state
Federal Civil Service members serving in Sabah, who are required to obtain Section 66 (1) (d) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 stamp at the Immigration office of Sabah after entering Sabah.
Sabah permanent residents with the code ‘H’ MyPR or Entry Permit Card, or the endorsement of the permit in their passports.
Queries can direct their questions to the Sabah state disaster operations control room at 088-369434.