The Sarawak government announced that the reduction of flights to Kuching, as well as Sarawak will be extended until the end of 31 August 2020.
This means, the number of flights taking off and landing at Kuching International Airport will be reduced until the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) is lifted on National Day.
Previously, the reduction of flights was only supposed to last until 15 August, but the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) had agreed that it should be extended until the new date.
Also announced was the extension of the mandatory Covid-19 swab test for all incoming people to Sarawak, and the mandatory quarantine for those arriving those arriving as well.
The move will see those arriving in Kuching (as well as Sarawak) needing to undergo mandatory hotel quarantine if their final destination is not located within close proximity with Covid-19 testing facilities.
They will only be allowed to proceed to their next destination shall their test come back negative for Covid-19.
Like the reduction of flights, the mandatory swab test and hotel quarantine for selected arrivals will be extended until 31 August as well.
There is however special exception for those working in essential services, but they will need to request for exemption from the mandatory quarantine using enterSarawak.