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Non Sarawakians social visit pass to be extended

Non Sarawakians whose social visit passes had expired during the Recovery Movement Control Order(RMCO), are allowed to stay in Sarawak until the extended RMCO period on March 31 2021, said Assistant Minister of Tourism , Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew.
“These are not Sarawakians and most of them never applied to be a permanent resident of Sarawak. Thus they are on social pass. I am indeed very happy for them as they are now allowed to continue to stay here until 31st March 2021, by which time we hope the Covid 19 pandemic in Malaysia and the whole world would be better under control with availability of suitable vaccines,” he said.

For the past few months, Ting said he had been approached by non Sarawakians, whose social visit passes had expired and had indeed been advised that they were to leave Sarawak by 31st December 2020, at the expiration of RMCO then.

Understandably, he said they were quite worried and didn’t know how to make travel plans at all.”

These non Sarawakians come from Malaya, Sabah, Brunei and some foreign countries. Many of them are married to Sarawakians and have been staying here with their families.

Non Sarawakians social visit pass to be extendedNon Sarawakians social visit pass to be extendedTing thanked the Sarawak Government for being so considerate, understanding and compassionate during this Covid 19 pandemic.

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