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SOP to Enter Sarawak

Source: Sarawak Disaster Management Committee. Policies and regulations are subject to change, please visit www.sarawakdisastermc.com for latest SOP.

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Sarawak's New Normal

Source: Business Events Sarawak 

Wear a face mask throughout the event

Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available

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Download MySejahtera app on your mobile phone. Make sure to check-in before entering the premise

Cover mouth and nose while sneezing and coughing

Avoid touching your face, eye, nose and mouth

Dispose tissues and face mask into designated bin

Practice physical distancing of at least 1 to 1.5metre from each other

Frequent hand-washing. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

We encourage placing your hand over your heart as an alternative to the handshake

We encourage to perform COVID-19 self test before joining the event

If you feel unwell or having COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath and cough, please stay home and contact your health care provider

 

Immigration Requirements

(For Foreign Delegates.  West Malaysians are not required to have a passport to enter Sarawak)
Visitors to Sarawak are required to fill in an immigration form upon arrival. Every person entering the country must possess a valid Passport or internationally recognised Travel Document with a minimum of 6 months beyond the intended period of visit. Visitors may also use a Document in lieu of Passport from the Immigration Representative for entry purposes. Application for the Document in lieu of Passport can be made at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad.

 

For more information, please check the status in www.imi.gov.my or check with your local consulate. If you require a letter of invitation to facilitate your visa application, please contact the Conference Secretariat.
 
Visa Requirement
Foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain a visa in advance at the Malaysian Representative Office before entering the country. A visa is an endorsement in a passport or other recognised travel document of a foreigner indicating that the holder has applied for permission to enter Malaysia and that permission has been granted. A visa that has been granted is not a guarantee that the holder will be allowed to enter Malaysia. The final decision lies with the Immigration Officer at the entry point.

Arrival/Departure Card
Visitors are required to complete the Arrival/Departure Card (Imm.26) upon arrival at the gazette entry points. This card is available at any entry point, Malaysian Representative offices abroad or at travel agencies.

They must present his/her passport together with the duly completed arrival / departure card to the Immigration officer on duty and he/she must ensure that the passport or travel document is endorsed with the appropriate pass before leaving the immigration counter. 
 
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Weather

Sarawak, Malaysia enjoys tropical weather throughout the year, it has sunny days with occasional rainfall.  Due to its proximity to water, the weather is often quite humid. The average temperature ranges from 23°C to 32°C at sea level, however highlands have cooler temperatures. In the highland areas such as Bario, the temperature hovers between 16°C and 25 °C during the day and gets as low as 11°C on some nights.  The northeast monsoon, usually between November and February, brings heavy rain, while the southwest monsoon from June to October is usually milder. 

Time Zone

Malaysia is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).

Currency

Malaysian Ringgit is the currency of Malaysia, it comes in notes and coins.  Major currency can be exchanged at banks, hotels, and licensed money changers based in most shopping malls in cities. 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shopping malls. 

Attire

Business attire is most appropriate for attending conference and business functions. Malaysia is hot and humid, for leisure activities, clothing made of lightweight and breathable material is advised. Most malls and restaurants are air-conditioned. 

Electricity

The standard voltage is 240V and the frequency is 50Hz. Standard UK type 3-square-pin plug is used. 

Water

Drink water that has been treated (boiled, filtered or bottled water). Bottled mineral water is easy available in convenient store, supermarkets, and restaurants across the country.