Statistic as of 16 May 2021

Covid-19 Malaysia

Confirmed Cases




Covid-19 situation in Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei

Confirmed Cases


55,122 (+65)
17,779 (+225)

What is the current Covid-19 situation in Malaysia?

a. After a spike in cases in early 2021, Covid-19 daily cases have started decreasing. The lockdown that was put into place in January has since been relaxed. Most businesses have returned to operation and schools fully reopened again.

b. Vaccination for Covid-19 in Malaysia has begun with the first phase involving healthcare frontliners and essential workers nationwide

    Vaccination Phases:
  • i. Phase I (Feb – April) For healthcare frontliners and essential workers
  • ii. Phase II (April – Aug 2021) For senior citizens and high-risk groups
  • iii. Phase 3 (May 2021 – Feb 2022) For Malaysians and non-Malaysians aged 18 years and above

c. On March 18, The Malaysia Government announced that there will be no more nationwide MCO/lockdown in the future. Instead, targeted containment approach based on locality and cluster.

2. Are International borders open? If not, when will it be opened?

Travel Ban

The Malaysian International borders remain closed to all visitors with the only exception of long-pass holders, international students, and essential workers. It is still uncertain when they will be reopened

Travellers that are categorised as permitted to travel into Malaysia are required to undergo medical screening upon entry and will be put under quarantine for 7-10 days at designated quarantine centres by the government or approved quarantine hotels. Cost of quarantine will be borne by the traveller.

With the start of the nationwide vaccination program, The Health Director General, Dr Noor Hisham has said it is too early to have Covid-19 vaccinations to serve as “immunity passport” to travel. Further monitoring needed before decision of when to open international borders is made.

3. What is the Covid-19 situation in Sabah?

March 4, 2021 : Entrance to Sabah required all visitors who obtained travel approval from authority to undergo swab test 3 days prior to entry.

To Need Medical Screening?
Anywhere Sabah Yes. 3 days prior.
Sabah Labuan Yes. 3 days prior.
Sabah Sarawak Yes. 3 days prior.
Sabah West Malaysia No.

March 3, 2021: Under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) Sabah is following an inter-district travel restriction subject to zoning.

Zone 1
Kota Kinabalu, Kota Belud, Ranau, Tuaran, penampang, Putatan and Papar
Zone 2 Beaufort, Kuala Penyu and Sipitang
Zone 3 Kudat, Kota Marudu and Pitas
Zone 4 Sandakan beluran, Kinabatangan and Tongod
Zone 5 Tawau, Semporna, lahad Datu, Kunak and Kalabakan
Zone 6 Keningau, Tambunan and Tenom

4. What is the status of tourism activities in Sabah?

With international borders still closed, tourism activities rely on domestic visitors. But with the start of vaccination roll-out in the country, tourism officials are confident that this will soon allow international tourists to enter Malaysia.


On March 17th, The Sabah State government allows buffet in hotels subject to capacity and SOPs.

On March 16th, The Sabah Government allows inter-zone travel with strict conditions. Travellers must use registered tour companies to travel across the zones and permission from the police must be obtained by the tour companies.

On March 15th, sea and river recreational activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing are now allowed in Sabah in compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOP) set under the recovery movement control order (RMCO).


March 5, 2021 : The Malaysian Government has allowed the reopening of the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) sector in areas that are subject to the current SOP which is 25% of the venue capacity or not more than 250 people at a time.

  1. Sukau Rainforest Lodge Open
  2. Sukau Eco Camp Open
  3. Kiulu Farmstay Open
  4. Borneo Quad Biking Open
  5. Mind Vistas Team Building Open
  6. Mt Kinabalu Climbing Open

February 19, 2021 : The tourism, arts and culture activities are permitted to resume operations with CMCO and RMCO strict SOPs which limits visitors to 50% of the usual capacity. This includes several tourist attractions such as zoos, museums, aquariums, recreational parks, nature parks, art galleries, cultural centres/villages, among others.

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