KKIA filled up as Sabah allows interstate travel today
1 Nov 2021
By Ilona Andrew
KOTA KINABALU: The Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) which was once hushed due to the interstate travel ban is now filled with individuals whose purpose is to board the planes as Sabah has lifted the ban starting today.
To ensure Covid-19 preventive measures are practised, everyone on the premises is required to use a face mask and observe a one-meter social distancing.
With the seemingly efficacious arrivals seen today, it is believed that the tourism and economic activities in Sabah will augur well soon.
The lifting of the restriction also means that it will benefit airlines, hotels, and other tourism players that have been grappling to stay afloat since the pandemic hit the country in March last year.
Previously, Chief Minister of Sabah Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor announced that cross-state travel for social visits and tourism will be allowed starting from Nov 1.
However, this only applies to individuals who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and must undergo the RT-PCR or RTK-Antigen test three days before the trip.
Meanwhile, adolescents aged 12 to 18 must have at least received the first dose of vaccine and children aged below 12 must be accompanied by their fully vaccinated parents.