Sabah to allow interstate travel from Nov 1, says chief minister

The chief minister added that in line with this, the state government had also agreed to allow inter-district travel across Sabah from Thursday. However, the conditions are the same as those for interstate travel. (Photo by The Edge)

The chief minister added that in line with this, the state government had also agreed to allow inter-district travel across Sabah from Thursday. However, the conditions are the same as those for interstate travel. (Photo by The Edge)

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KOTA KINABALU (Oct 13): The Sabah government would allow cross-state travel for social visits and tourism starting from Nov 1, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.

However, he said permission is conditional as the state’s adults must have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and must undergo the RT-PCR or RTK-Antigen (saliva swab) test three days before the trip.

“Adolescents aged 12 to 18 (sic) must have at least received the first dose of [the Covid-19] vaccine, while children aged below 12 must be accompanied by their fully vaccinated parents for interstate travel.

"The state government is satisfied with the report from the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) that the full vaccination rate in Sabah up to Oct 11, 2021 had reached over 70% to permit cross-state travel," he said in a statement on Wednesday (Oct 13).

The chief minister added that in line with this, the state government had also agreed to allow inter-district travel across Sabah from Thursday. However, the conditions are the same as those for interstate travel.