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Covid-19: Sarawak allows more inbound flights

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KUCHING — June 3,0 2020: Sarawak has approved more flights into the state following the easing of travel restrictions due to the pandemic.

A total of 331 weekly flights have been approved for between July and August, which is a significant increase from just once weekly by Malaysia Airlines from Kuala Lumpur during the movement control order. 

In arriving at this decision the state considered factors like the improvement in controlling the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the need to stimulate economic growth and facilitate the movement of goods and people, said Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin in a statement.

And also during the two months Malindo will increase its flights to twice daily, Scoot will add another flight weekly from Singapore and AirAsia will significantly increase its flights including those from Singapore.

But Lee reminded that airports and airline operators must follow strictly the standard operating procedures set by the government. Passengers need to download and complete their information on the MySejahtera app.

They are also required to fill in the e-Health declaration form at http://sdmc.sarawak.govy.my and are advised to download the COVIDTrace Sarawak and Qmunity apps.

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