MOUNT KINABALU REOPENING
Latest SOP Guidelines Effective From 1st October 2021


LATEST UPDATE: 04 October 2021


The wait is finally over! Mount Kinabalu has officially reopened for climbing activities as of 16th September 2021.

Along with all other Sabah Parks stations and offices (TTS), Mount Kinabalu and Kinabalu National Park will be open to the public following the strict ruling that only visitors residing in the correct District Zone who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed in.

120 daily climb permits will be issued by Sabah Parks and distributed among the various accommodation providers as follows:

  • Sabah Parks: 50 slots
  • Sutera Sanctuary Lodges: 50 slots
  • Mountain Torq: 20 slots

In addition, Sabah Parks has issued a new list of SOP guidelines for Mount Kinabalu operations which will take effect from 1st October 2021 onwards:

  • All climbers must be fully vaccinated with their digital certificate updated and Low Risk status.
  • All climbers must be free from Covid-19 and are encouraged to do self-test screening before climbing.
  • Climbers aged above 12 years old and below 70 years old are allowed to climb. Children aged 12 years and below and Senior Citizens aged 70 years and above are not allowed to climb.
  • Only climbers residing in Zone One (Kota Kinabalu, Penampang, Putatan, Papar, Kota Belud, and Ranau) are allowed to climb.
  • All climbers must comply with the Covid-19 SOP and Safety Precaution Guidelines issued by Malaysia's government for their own safety.

In accordance with the necessary safety precautions and SOP guidelines, Mount Kinabalu is now open and safe to climb once again!

Want to climb before the end of the year? Hurry and book now while slots are still available!

Call now to enquire for the latest available climb dates: +6012-855-2009 or +6017-262-2009

Yours Sincerely,


Mount Kinabalu Team


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