As of 15th June 2020, the Sabah State Government announced the move to the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO). To date, anyone holding a valid pass issued by the Malaysia Immigration Department with family residing in West Malaysia, Sarawak and Labuan are allowed to visit Sabah for leisure and will not be subject to undertaking a personal COVID-19 Swab Test or undergo quarantine. Visitors will be required to fill up a Health Declaration form and abide by the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) set by the Health Department of Sabah.

Also allowed to return are Foreign Workers with a valid working permit in Sabah. Foreign Workers are required to undertake the COVID-19 Swab Test at least three (3) days before entry to Sabah and have confirmation of negative COVID-19 results. Any further requirements by the Immigration Department of Sabah must be adhered to.
As for events, the maximum capacity is for 250 people relative to the size of the venue and must adhere to the basic SOP of sanitizing, temperature checks, registration and wearing a face mask.

Most hotels, tourist attractions and businesses have since resumed operations for example, all islands under the jurisdiction of Sabah Parks allows 100 visitors per island per day and 100 climbers for Mt Kinabalu are allowed per day. Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center and the Sabah State Museum have also reopened. We look forward to welcoming you to Sabah.

The Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) as directed by the Federal Government is in effect from 10th June up to 31st August 2020. To date, Sabah has recorded 380 positive COVID-19 cases with 367 recovered and 7 deaths.

Kindly refer to the circular from the Sabah State Secretary in regards to the Temporary (Additional) Prohibition Order.

Read our updated Sabah Advisory here.

Last reviewed: July 13, 2020