Travellers from certain parts of Sabah will be subjected to stricter health checks on entering Labuan because of the surge in Covid-19 cases on mainland Sabah, said Labuan Health Department director Dr Ismuni Bohari.
He said depending on their travel history, those who had been away from Labuan for more than three days might be required to undergo a swab test at the Labuan Airport and ferry terminal.
The Labuan Health Department is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the over 2,000 new students coming to the Labuan Matriculation College here are free from Covid-19.
Its director, Dr Ismuni Bohari, said the team from the department will screen the students just like it does all other passengers coming to the island via ferries and through the airport.
The Sabah government has allowed all passenger boats and ferries from Labuan to Menumbok on the mainland to resume operations at full capacity with immediate effect.
In a statement on Monday (July 13), Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the state's decision followed the lead of the Federal Government on June 11.