The National COVID-19 Steering Committee today announced that land and sea borders in the country will re-open for essential travel only from 15 June 2022, while unrestricted cross-border travel is slated to resume from 1 August 2022.
According to the Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah at the daily COVID-19 press conference today, the full re-opening of the land and sea border is subject to the current COVID-19 situation in the country and regionally, as well as the operational readiness of control posts. “Therefore, non-essential travel via land and sea is still not permitted until 31st July 2022,” he said.
The minister said essential travel as listed as for the purpose of work or school – and is also extended to commute travels for the aforementioned purposes; Transit travel; and local and foreign-registered transport operators for the purpose of essential import and export supply deliveries.
Meanwhile, the minister also announced several key changes in health protocols, including the requirement of BruHealth QR code scanning at premises, which will no longer be compulsory from 15 June 2022.
Pre-departure RT-PCR or ART swab tests will also no longer be required for those traveling inbound from 15 June 2022, regardless of vaccination status.
This is a developing story and will be updated..
More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin