Covid-19 Updates

Stay up to date with the latest Covid-19 developments in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo before you plan your next holiday in this part of the world.

Statistic as of Thursday 04 June 2020

Total Cases

Active Cases

Recovered

Deaths

Malaysia
7970
1324
6531
115
Sabah
348
10
333
5
Sarawak
552
15
520
17
Brunei
141
1
138
2

Travel Restrictions

Travel Ban

At present, all foreigners are currently restricted from entering Malaysia.

We are hoping that once the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) is lifted on 9th June 2020, we will see borders reopen and airlines can recommence their international flights into Malaysia. However, the situation remains fluid and could change rapidly depending on Covid-19 developments.

Malaysia / Borneo has thus far been spared a serious outbreak with containment and isolation strategies (track & trace) still in effect, avoiding the need for mitigation. Remaining active cases has now dropped to 10 in Sabah and 15 in Sarawak.

Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO)

CMCO is the relaxation of regulations regarding the Movement Control Order (MCO). The main aim of the CMCO is to open the national economy in phases and in a controlled manner.

Regulations & Restrictions effective from 13 May 2020 to 9 June 2020

TRAVELLING RESTRICTIONS:
  • Foreigners are restricted from entering Malaysia.
  • Non-Sabahans can now enter Sabah with health clearance and a negative Covid-19 test.
  • Malaysians in essential services and those needing to enter Sabah on official matters must get approval beforehand.
  • All flight passengers returning to Sabah from other states must undergo a 14-day quarantine at appointed centres.
  • All Malaysians are restricted from travelling overseas.
  • Malaysians returning from overseas must undergo health check-ups and be on self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Inter-district travels in Sarawak are prohibited.
  • Inter-state travel is only allowed if it is for work purposes and for those who are stranded elsewhere to return home.
TOURISM ACTIVITIES:
  • For Sabah, domestic tourism sector can now operate, including all hotel operations except for facilities such as prayer rooms, meeting rooms, seminar halls, training rooms, gyms, swimming pools and buffets.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Private car can carry all persons staying in the same house up to the vehicle capacity
  • Licenced land, sea or air public transport provider can carry only 50% of total maximum capacity
  • Hire cab, taxi or e-hailing vehicle cannot carry more than 2 passengers each journey
RETAIL AND OTHER SERVICES:
  • Commercial activities involving sales and marketing not within business premises or in public places is prohibited.
  • Food business at food courts, hawker centres, food stalls and food trucks are allowed to operate with strict SOPs in place.
  • Fitting of clothes, using fitting rooms in clothes stores, trying on fashion accessories in stores and providing cosmetic testers in stores is not allowed.
 
STATUS OF PLACES OF INTEREST

With the CMCO in place, places of interest in Sabah are starting to reopen their doors back to the public. Some remain closed for the time being.

Sabah
  1. Kinabalu Park Open
  2. Poring hot springs OpenNo swimming
  3. Mount Kinabalu (climbing) Open
  4. Gomantong Caves kinabatangan Closed
  5. Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Open
  6. Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Open
  7. Kiulu Valley Farmstay Open
  8. Mari- Mari cultural Village Closed
  9. Maliau Basin Closed
  10. Lankayan Island Closed
  11. Derakamot Forest Reserve Closed
  12. Danum Valley Open
  13. Tabin Wildlife Reserve Open
  14. Rainforest Discovery Centre Open
Sabah Parks
  1. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park Open
  2. Tawau Hills Park Open
  3. Crocker Range Park Open
  4. Pulau Tiga Park Closed
  5. Tun Sakaran Marine Park OpenNo tourist activities
  6. Sipadan Island Park OpenNo tourist activities
  7. Selingan Turtle Island OpenNo overnight
Sarawak
  1. Sarawak Cultural Village Closed
  2. Bako National Park OpenNo tourist activities
  3. Mulu Caves Closed
  4. Semenggoh Orangutan Centre Open
  5. Delok Longhouse Closed
STATUS OF LODGES AND ACCOMMODATIONS

The lodges and accommodation facilities in this list are not operating for the time being. This list will be updated once an estimated reopening date is available. Necessary precautions will be implemented once they reopen to ensure guests and visitors are safe.

  1. Sukau Rainforest Lodge Closed
  2. Borneo Rainforest Lodge Closed
  3. Gaya Island Resort Closed
  4. Kawag Nature lodge Closed
  5. Langkayan Dive Resort Closed
  6. Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort Closed

Our Operation Hours

Due to Conditional Movement Control Order (MCMO) given by Malaysian authority, our office will observe special operations hours:

  • Opened on Mondays - Wednesdays
  • Closed on Thursdays - Sundays, Public Holidays

Despite this, our team will still be available to assist you with your enquiries. If you need to contact us please head on to our contact form.

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