Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

What is Covid-19?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a newly discovered coronavirus, an infectious disease. Most people infected with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate respiratory disease and will recover without special treatment being required. Older people are more likely to develop serious illnesses, as are those with underlying medical problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and cancer.

Fever, headache, blocked nose, flu, sore throat, etc.

Potential Risk Factors
  • People aged 65 years and older
  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • Other high-risk conditions could include:
    • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
    • People who have heart disease with complications
    • People who are immunocompromised including cancer treatment
    • People of any age with severe obesity (body mass index [(BM]I)≥40) or certain underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes, renal failure, or liver disease might also be at risk
  • People who are pregnant should be monitored since they are known to be at risk with severe viral illness, however, to date data on COVID-19 has not shown increased risk

Sanitary Precautions
  • Avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol.
  • Wear a facemask when you are around other people.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Distance between yourself and other people.
  • Stay at home
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
  • Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Source: World Health Organization, State Disaster Management Committee

Covid-19 Entry Requirements Q&A

What are the entry requirements for Sarawak?

  • Malaysian, Non – Malaysian, MM2H and S-MM2H Visa Holders/ Sarawakian
  • Step 1: Before Travel

    • Compulsory to apply for permission to enter Sarawak
    • Attach copy of MyKad, copy of passport, valid working permit / social pass, declaration letter from company and/or Letter of Undertaking. (if applicable)
  • Step 2: Submit eHealth Declaration Form (eHDF)
  • Step 3: Upon Arrival
    • At the port of disembarkation in Sarawak, show your QR code page to the relevant authorities as needed.

Is self-quarantine required?

  • Subjected to 14 days to designated Quarantine Centres which will be advised upon arrival.

Are there any tests?

  • COVID-19 samples will be taken twice (2) which is one the 2nd and 10th Day

Who pays for the expenses while on quarantine?

  • Malaysian, Non – Malaysian, MM2H and S-MM2H Visa Holders/ Sarawakian
  • Cost of quarantine & COVID-19 test borne by themselves

  • For Sarawakian
  • Cost of quarantine & COVID-19 test borne by Sarawak State Government.

Source: World Health Organization, State Disaster Management Committee

More information on coronavirus disease (COVID-19):

    Call ahead: If you have a medical appointment, call your doctor’s office or emergency department, and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients. Any inquiries on COVID-19 please contact Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CRPC)