20 November 2020 – Diplomats, ship workers, and oil and gas staff allowed in Sabah

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Immigration
Level of Jurisdiction: State
Lead People/Agency: Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun

Overview: The Sabah government has allowed individuals under three categories from 23 countries previously barred from entering the country to enter the state. The exemptions are for qualified diplomats under the exemption order and their dependents; ship crew who are entering the state to conduct sign-on, joint ship or sign-off activities; and professional workers in the oil and gas industry who have passes and authorised entry by the state government.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/11/20/sabah-allows-entry-to-individuals-under-three-categories-previously-barred-from-entering-the-country

Type of Justification: No justification given