BEIJING, Jan.4(Xinhua)-- Four women Chinese tourists who had recently entered Malaysia's state of Sabah were detained for missing entry regulations and, despite work done by the Chinese Consulate General in Kota Kinabalu, were detained for 18 days or even brought before a court for serious physical and psychological damage. In response, the chinese consulate in konada kinabalu reminded chinese tourists to fly to the airports in sabah state, whether it is entry or transfer, must first go to the airport immigration counter to go through the entry stamp procedures.
In fact, since 2018, there have been more than 20 incidents of Chinese tourists being detained and fined by the Sabah immigration department for the wrong passage and missing entry stamp in Sabah state. The Consulate General of China in Cota Kinabalu said that although the Consulate General has done the work of the relevant departments in Sabah on the above-mentioned issues many times and has actively coordinated all parties to take effective measures such as increasing the number of Chinese prompts, it has not put an end to such incidents.
The Chinese Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Kota Kinabalu has once again reminded Chinese visitors to Malaysia to be fully informed of the destination information before departure, to fly directly from China and third countries to the airports of Sabah State (including Kota Kinabalu, Dookhu, Shandhagen, etc.) and from other cities in Malaysia (including Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Gujin, etc.) to the airports of Sabah State. If there is no entry seal, the exit may be detained and fined by the Sabah Immigration Department. After entering the country, check carefully whether the entry stamp is on the passport page. If not, return to the counter immediately for cover. If you have left the airport, contact the travel agent or consulate for assistance.