Stricter immigration checks on travellers from Labuan to Sabah effective 1st Nov 

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PUTRAJAYA: Vistors’ movement between Federal Territory of Labuan and Sabah will be strictly monitored by the Malaysian Immigration Department (MID) following its control check enforcement on entries and exits effective 1st November 2022.

Director General of Malaysian Immigration, Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Daud said, checking enforcement is in line with the needs to elevate the safety aspects and border control in Sabah.

Currently, the checking is implemented at random for the visitors movement in and out between Federal Territory (FT) of Labuan and Sabah.

“The Minister of Home Affairs in an official visit to Labuan on 10th Sept.2022 had instructed MID to implement stricter enforcement on visitors’ movement from the Labuan International Ferry Terminal and RO-RO Ferry Terminal, Labuan to Sabah.

“The instruction released was in line with the request of the Sabah State Government for Immigration checks implemented on visitors who entered Sabah from Labuan,” Khairul said.

Khairul added, in and out checking from Labuan to Jesselton Point Jetty and Tanjung Pagar Jetty, Sabah will be carried out at the Labuan International Ferry Terminal.

However for the visitors’ entry checks from Labuan to Menumbok Jetty, Sabah will be carried out at RO-RO Jetty, Labuan and Labuan International Ferry Terminal.

Meanwhile visitors’ movement out from Menumbok Jetty, Sabah to Labuan the checks will be implemented at Menumbok Jetty, Sabah.

“Through the checking that will be implemented, all categories of visitors will undergo immigration checks to exit and enter between Labuan and Sabah. Visitors not allowed to enter or exit with the directives of the Sabah State Authority will have to apply the “Convenience Letter of Clearance” aimed for movement,” Khairul said.

However, Khairul said, several exemptions will be given especially to the citizens who live in Labuan and commute to Sabah for work.-Malaysia World News



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