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Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

FAQ for April 2021

All Travellers entering Sarawak from West Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan no longer have to undergo rT-PCR COVID-19 test 3 days before entry to Sarawak

This instruction is effective from 22 March 2021
All traveller will be quarantined at the first point of entry in Sarawak.
(NOTE: Swab test is counted from the first day taken and results are only valid for 3 days)

You may also refer to Sarawak Disaster Management Committee for up to date state procedures.

Foundation (October 2020, January 2021, April 2021 Intake)

Guide to enter the campus for students outside of Kuching

For Sarawakian

Point of Origin: Sarawak with Sarawak Identity Card (K) Holder

Entry from within Sarawak

Step 1:

Apply for the Permit Letter to enter Campus Through your Marketing Officer or email at study@swinburne.edu.my

Step 2:

Apply for the Permit Letter from Royal Malaysian Police for inter-zone travel to Kuching

You will require the permit obtained in Step 1 to support your request for the Police permit

Entry from Sabah and Labuan

Step 1:

Please ensure the following documents are ready while doing step 2.

Important: Sabah COVID-19 Disaster Management requires all exit from Sabah to have negative rT-PCR test result within 3 days of exiting.

Documents required (Incomplete documentations will result in rejection for enterSarawak):

  • Photocopy of Identity Card
  • Flight Itinerary
  • Birth certificate (if required)
  • Marriage certificate (if required)
  • Strong reasoning and proof (To apply for Permit Letter to enter Campus in Step 2)
  • Permit from Royal Malaysian Police required during MCO/CMCO

MANDATORY QUARANTINE ORDER – 14 days quarantine at appointed quarantine centre.

Step 2:

Apply for the Permit Letter to enter Campus Through your Marketing Officer or email at study@swinburne.edu.my

You need the Permit to enter Campus to support request for police permit

Step 3:

Once you have obtained all the documents, proceed to the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee website

Step 4:

Click on “Apply enterSarawak”. For first time login, you are to create an account. If you already have an account, proceed to login and fill-in all the necessary details as well as to upload all the documents required stated in Step 1. It takes 1-2 working days for approval.

enterSarawak permits are mandatory, and will be checked by:

  • airline staff during luggage check-in
  • officers at departure gates
  • customs officers beyond departure gates
  • airline staff at boarding

Step 5:

Submit your eHealth Declaration Form (e-HDF). E-HDF have a validity of 12 hours, so submit within 12 hours before you arrive in Kuching, Sarawak.

If your flight is rescheduled, you are to apply for enterSarawak and if necessary to take a new swab test as each swab test is valid for 3 days/72 hours before entering Sarawak.

Step 6:

Upon your arrival in Kuching, you will be taken and to stay for 14 days at a designated quarantine centre. You will be swabbed on Day 2 and Day 10 of your quarantine.

Note: The COVID-19 swab test and quarantine costs will be borne by State government.

Step 7:

Upon “graduating” from the quarantine centre, you are to keep and bring your Release Order from the Ministry of Health Kuching as proof that you have completed your quarantine and COVID-free.


*Subject to change. Please be prepared to have money on hand for emergencies.

Entry from Sabah, Labuan & Brunei (by land)

Step 1:

Please ensure the following documents are ready while doing step 2.

Important: Sabah COVID-19 Disaster Management requires all exit from Sabah to have negative rT-PCR test result within 3 days of exiting.

Frequent travellers including Delivery Services from Sabah/Labuan, entering by Land, is to obtain Special Pass from Residen Miri or Limbang and to have negative rT-PCR Covid-19 result (valid for 14 days).

Documents required (Incomplete documentations or expired rT-PCR Test will result in rejection for enterSarawak):

  • Photocopy of Identity Card
  • Special Pass Approval form Residen Miri or Limbang
  • Valid Negative rT-PCR Test result (valid for 14 days)
  • Letter from Company/Employee on movement (To apply for Permit Letter to enter Campus in Step 2)
  • Approval to enter Sabah/Brunei
  • Permit from Royal Malaysian Police required during MCO/CMCO

Additional remark: Jabatan Imigresen Sarawak Malaysia (JIMS) to issue TRANSIT PASS to travellers.

Step 2:

Apply for the Permit Letter to enter Campus Through your Marketing Officer or email at study@swinburne.edu.my

You need the Permit to enter Campus to support request for police permit

Entry from West Malaysia

Step 1:

Please ensure the following documents are ready while doing step 2.

Important: Sabah COVID-19 Disaster Management requires all exit from Sabah to have negative rT-PCR test result within 3 days of exiting.

Documents required (Incomplete documentations will result in rejection for enterSarawak):

  • Photocopy of Identity Card
  • Flight Itinerary
  • Birth certificate (if required)
  • Marriage certificate (if required)
  • Strong reasoning and proof (To apply for Permit Letter to enter Campus in Step 2)
  • Permit from Royal Malaysian Police required during MCO/CMCO

MANDATORY QUARANTINE ORDER – 14 days quarantine at appointed quarantine centre.

Step 2:

Apply for the Permit Letter to enter Campus Through your Marketing Officer or email at study@swinburne.edu.my

You need the Permit to enter Campus to support request for police permit

Step 3:

Once you have obtained all the documents, proceed to the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee website

Step 4:

Click on “Apply enterSarawak”. For first time login, you are to create an account. If you already have an account, proceed to login and fill-in all the necessary details as well as to upload all the documents required stated in Step 1. It takes 1-2 working days for approval.

enterSarawak permits are mandatory, and will be checked by:

  • airline staff during luggage check-in
  • officers at departure gates
  • customs officers beyond departure gates
  • airline staff at boarding

Step 5:

Submit your eHealth Declaration Form (e-HDF). E-HDF have a validity of 12 hours, so submit within 12 hours before you arrive in Kuching, Sarawak.

If your flight is rescheduled, you are to apply for enterSarawak and if necessary to take a new swab test as each swab test is valid for 3 days/72 hours before entering Sarawak.

Step 6:

Upon your arrival in Kuching, you will be taken and to stay for 14 days at a designated quarantine centre. You will be swabbed on Day 2 and Day 10 of your quarantine.

Note: The COVID-19 swab test and quarantine costs will be borne by State government.

Step 7:

Upon “graduating” from the quarantine centre, you are to keep and bring your Release Order from the Ministry of Health Kuching as proof that you have completed your quarantine and COVID-free.


*Subject to change. Please be prepared to have money on hand for emergencies.

For Non-Sarawakian

Point of Origin: West Malaysia, Sabah & Labuan

Entry from within Sarawak

Step 1:

Apply for the Permit Letter to enter Campus Through your Marketing Officer or email at study@swinburne.edu.my

Step 2:

Apply for the Permit Letter from Royal Malaysian Police for inter-zone travel to Kuching

You will require the permit obtained in Step 1 to support your request for the Police permit

Entry from Sabah and Labuan

Step 1:

Please ensure the following documents are ready while doing step 2.

All Non-Sarawakians and Non-Malaysians (who have been in Malaysia more than 30 days) entering from West Malaysia is required to REQUEST APPROVAL to enter Sarawak by filling in EnterSarawak and E-HDF.

Non-Malaysians and Non-Sarawakians in Sabah/Labuan are NOT ALLOWED to enter EXCEPT for those under ESSENTIAL SERVICES. Personal reasons or leisure is not permitted.

Documents required (Incomplete documentations or without strong reasoning will result in rejection for enterSarawak):

  • Photocopy of Identity Card / Passport / Valid Permit
  • Letter from Company/Employee on movement (To apply for Permit Letter to enter Campus in Step 2)
  • Return Flight Itinerary (if needed)
  • Letter of Undertaking for Payment of Quarantine and Cost Applicant to borne all cost
  • Permit from Royal Malaysian Police required during MCO/CMCO

MANDATORY QUARANTINE ORDER – 14 days quarantine at appointed quarantine centre.

Step 2:

Apply for the Permit Letter to enter Campus Through your Marketing Officer or email at study@swinburne.edu.my

You need the Permit to enter Campus to support request for police permit

Step 3:

Once you have obtained all the documents, proceed to the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee website

Step 4:

Click on “Apply enterSarawak”. For first time login, you are to create an account. If you already have an account, proceed to login and fill-in all the necessary details as well as to upload all the documents required stated in Step 1. It takes 1-2 working days for approval.

enterSarawak permits are mandatory, and will be checked by:

  • airline staff during luggage check-in
  • officers at departure gates
  • customs officers beyond departure gates
  • airline staff at boarding

Step 5:

Submit your eHealth Declaration Form (e-HDF). E-HDF have a validity of 12 hours, so submit within 12 hours before you arrive in Kuching, Sarawak.

If your flight is rescheduled, you are to apply for enterSarawak and if necessary to take a new swab test as each swab test is valid for 3 days/72 hours before entering Sarawak.

Step 6:

Upon your arrival in Kuching, you will be taken and to stay for 14 days at a designated quarantine centre. There are two options you can choose from:

FREE

Facilities variable

  • not guaranteed to have personal room, Wi-Fi, dedicated power plug, private bathroom, etc. as it depends on the assigned venue

PAID

Only if hotels/spaces are available, officers at the airport will enquire during processing

  • *RM 2,100 for 14 days (150 per day)
  • 100% paid upfront at venue
  • includes 3 x meals/day

Step 7:

You will be swabbed on Day 2 and Day 10 of your quarantine. Each swab test cost is *RM150 X 2 = RM300.

Step 8:

Upon “graduating” from the quarantine centre, you are to keep and bring your Release Order from the Ministry of Health Kuching as proof that you have completed your quarantine and COVID-free.


*Subject to change. Please be prepared to have money on hand for emergencies.

West Malaysian & Non-Malaysian

Step 1:

Please ensure the following documents are ready while doing step 2.

All Non-Sarawakians and Non-Malaysians (who have been in Malaysia more than 30 days) entering from West Malaysia is required to REQUEST APPROVAL to enter Sarawak by filling in EnterSarawak and E-HDF.

Non-Malaysians and Non-Sarawakians in Sabah/Labuan are NOT ALLOWED to enter EXCEPT for those under ESSENTIAL SERVICES. Personal reasons or leisure is not permitted.

Documents required (Incomplete documentations or without strong reasoning will result in rejection for enterSarawak):

  • Photocopy of Identity Card / Passport / Valid Permit
  • Letter from Company/Employee on movement stating reasoning of entry(To apply for Permit Letter to enter Campus in Step 2)
  • Flight Itinerary
  • Return Flight Tickets (if applicable)
  • Letter of Undertaking for Payment of Quarantine and Cost Applicant to borne all cost
  • Approved borang pengecualian khas by SDMC
  • Permit from Royal Malaysian Police required during MCO/CMCO

MANDATORY QUARANTINE ORDER – 14 days quarantine at appointed quarantine centre.

Step 2:

Apply for the Permit Letter to enter Campus Through your Marketing Officer or email at study@swinburne.edu.my

You need the Permit to enter Campus to support request for police permit

Step 3:

Once you have obtained all the documents, proceed to the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee website

Step 4:

Click on “Apply enterSarawak”. For first time login, you are to create an account. If you already have an account, proceed to login and fill-in all the necessary details as well as to upload all the documents required stated in Step 1. It takes 1-2 working days for approval.

enterSarawak permits are mandatory, and will be checked by:

  • airline staff during luggage check-in
  • officers at departure gates
  • customs officers beyond departure gates
  • airline staff at boarding

Step 5:

Submit your eHealth Declaration Form (e-HDF). E-HDF have a validity of 12 hours, so submit within 12 hours before you arrive in Kuching, Sarawak.

If your flight is rescheduled, you are to apply for enterSarawak and if necessary to take a new swab test as each swab test is valid for 3 days/72 hours before entering Sarawak.

Step 6:

Upon your arrival in Kuching, you will be taken and to stay for 14 days at a designated quarantine centre. There are two options you can choose from:

FREE

Facilities variable

  • not guaranteed to have personal room, Wi-Fi, dedicated power plug, private bathroom, etc. as it depends on the assigned venue

PAID

Only if hotels/spaces are available, officers at the airport will enquire during processing

  • *RM 2,100 for 14 days (150 per day)
  • 100% paid upfront at venue
  • includes 3 x meals/day

Step 7:

You will be swabbed on Day 2 and Day 10 of your quarantine. Each swab test cost is *RM150 X 2 = RM300.

Step 8:

Upon “graduating” from the quarantine centre, you are to keep and bring your Release Order from the Ministry of Health Kuching as proof that you have completed your quarantine and COVID-free.


*Subject to change. Please be prepared to have money on hand for emergencies.


Do I need a Permission Letter from the University if I am living in Kuching?

No, you can come to campus but you must follow SOP.

How long is the rt-PCR (COVID-19 swab test) valid for?

It is valid for 3 days prior to entering Sarawak.
DAY 1 – Take rt-PCR COVID-19 sample
DAY 2 – Awaiting result and submit enterSarawak upon receiving negative results
DAY 3 – Enter Sarawak

What if my permit for entry has been rejected?

You will not be able to travel and may need to re-apply or hand in additional documents as required by SDMC.

How do I get in touch with SDMC?

Telephone: 082-513340 / 082-649813 / 082-536512 / 082-646634 / 082-443991 / 011-40859282 / 082-510014 / 082-649684 / 082-313158
Whatsapp hotline for technical support: 013-5842759

Which courses will have face to face tutorial options?

Courses with blended learning are as below:

  • FCE10020 – INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS
  • FCL10001 – ACADEMIC AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS A
  • FCL10003 – INNOVATION AND CHANGE
  • FCT10010 – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • FSB10031 – ECONOMICS
  • FSE10021 – CHEMISTRY
  • FSE10022 – ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS A
  • FSE10024 – INTRODUCTORY PHYSICAL SCIENCE
  • FST10011 – FUNDAMENTALS OF WEB TECHNOLOGY

Who are the Coordinators for Foundation programs? How do I contact them?

The Coordinators are:

What facilities can I expect to be open?

The following facilities are available to students and staff:

  • Library – open during the following times, in support of students and staff requiring access to information resources as well as facilities and services for their teaching, learning and research needs :
    • Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
    • Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed
  • Open Computer Labs and Study Areas – remain closed at the moment.
  • Angelus Fitness (Gym) – remains open at the moment.
  • Multi-purpose Hall (MPH) – closed at the moment.