Mount Kinabalu Covid-19 Travel SOP

LATEST UPDATE: 25 January 2023


Mount Kinabalu is now open for booking, and we welcome all travellers. Please follow these SOPs:

  • Only 163 climb permits will be issued daily. Please secure climb permits in advance with trustworthy climb operators.
  • Starting 1st January 2023, vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals are allowed to climb the mountain. Climbers are also no longer required to do a Covid self-test (RTK-Antigen test) before the climb.
  • Climbers under 12 years old are allowed to climb provided they are accompanied by parents or guardians, however, climbers aged over 70 years old are not encouraged.
  • All climbers must comply with the Covid-19 SOP and safety precaution guidelines issued by Malaysia's government for their own safety.

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What is Malaysia’s Covid-19 Status?


Malaysia has entered the endemic phase starting 1st April 2022. The country has reached 98.2% vaccination coverage for the adult population and 92.2% of the teenage population (ages 12 - 17). Borders between states have reopened to fully vaccinated individuals, and Malaysians are now permitted to travel overseas once again without having to apply for a special exemption pass.

Starting 1st August 2022, all travellers are allowed to enter Malaysia regardless of their vaccination status. Pre-departure or on-arrival Covid-19 tests are no longer required, and quarantine orders related to Covid are no longer enforced.


What is Sabah’s Covid-19 Status?


Since Sabah has transitioned into the endemic phase starting 1st April 2022. All economic activities, including domestic tourism in Sabah, are now operational.


What is the Travel SOP in Sabah?


Following the transition to the endemic phase, restrictions for interdistrict and interstate travel are no longer enforced. Travellers are free to move between districts and states.


In accordance with the necessary safety precautions and SOP guidelines, Mount Kinabalu is 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

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