PETALING JAYA: All travellers entering Malaysia are subjected to mandatory quarantine regardless if they enter the country via land, air or sea, says Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister said travellers on long transit in peninsular Malaysia on their way to Sabah or Sarawak will also have to undergo quarantine in those states, regardless if they have already done so in peninsular Malaysia.

Those on long transit will undergo quarantine as soon as they leave the airport and will be quarantined once again when entering Sabah or Sarawak," he said in his daily Covid-19 press conference Saturday (April 18).

He added that the government has allowed flights to operate once a week to Sabah and Sarawak from KLIA and said that domestic flights within Peninsular Malaysia are available through Firefly which operates out of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang.

He said regardless of the mode of travel, the standard operating procedures on interstate movements remain unchanged and should only be done in dire emergencies, for example, attending to a sick relative.

"Even if they fly, they need to inform and get permission from the police," he said, adding that it was an offence to travel more than 10km during the movement control order (MCO).