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 Tuesday 28 September 2020

Recently, the Covid-19 situation in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo has seen an increase in cases, with two to three-digit number of cases being reported daily since early September. Four districts in Sabah, which are Tawau, Semporna, Lahad Datu and Kunak have been declared as Covid-19 red zones.

Those who are returning or travelling from Sabah from 27 September 2020 onwards must undergo a screening and a mandatory home quarantine upon arrival.

The public is reminded to continuously comply with SOPs during this time and avoid travelling to and from red zone districts.

Total Cases

Active Cases

Recovered

Deaths

Malaysia
11034 (+115)
1011
9889
134
Sabah
1796 (+99)
888 (+53)
871
10
Sarawak
706
5 (-1)
682
19
Brunei
146
1
142
3

Travel Restrictions

Travel Ban

The Malaysian Government has imposed a Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) to replace the CMCO from 10 June 2020 to 31 August 2020.

At present, all foreigners are still currently restricted from entering Malaysia, whilst the interstate travel ban has been lifted.

Though things were beginning to look positive for Sabah, the state has been experiencing an increase in the number of daily cases. With this, the public is urged and reminded to continue complying with the SOPs and to be vigilant at all times.

As of 27 September 2020, those who are arriving from Sabah must undergo screening and a mandatory home quarantine as instructed by the Health Ministry’s Home Surveillance Order (HSO).

More Updates

Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO)

RMCO is the recovery phase of the Movement Control Order, whereby further restrictions enforced during the MCO have been eased. This includes the reopening of more businesses and allowing for interstate travel.

Regulations & Restrictions effective from 10 June 2020 to 31 December 2020

TRAVELLING RESTRICTIONS:
TOURISM ACTIVITIES:
  • For Sabah, domestic tourism sector can now operate, including all hotel operations and places of interest
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Transportation services such as e-hailing service, public transportation and planes are now allowed to resume their usual operating hours as well as operate at full capacity.
RETAIL AND OTHER SERVICES:
  • Commercial activities involving sales and marketing not within business premises or in public is now allowed.
  • Food business at food courts, night markets, morning markets, bazaars, hawker centres, food stalls and food trucks are allowed to operate with strict SOPs in place.
 
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 Closed
  6. Close until 30 Sept
  7. Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Closed
  8. Close until 30 Sept
  9. Kiulu Valley Farmstay Open
  10. Lok Kawi Wildlife Park Open
  11. Mari- Mari cultural Village Closed
  12. Maliau Basin Closed
  13. Lankayan Island Closed
  14. Derakamot Forest Reserve Closed
  15. Danum Valley Open
  16. Tabin Wildlife Reserve Open
  17. 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 Open
  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

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

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