Flights Asia Malaysia Sandakan

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Travel Restriction Alert

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel to Sandakan. Current restrictions to Sandakan are based on Malaysia travel restrictions.
View current Malaysia travel restrictions

When is the best time to fly to Sandakan?

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Sandakan?

The best price found on momondo to Sandakan was $25/pp from Kota Kinabalu, which is 95% cheaper than the average flight price to Sandakan. To find the cheapest price to Sandakan from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is there to do in Sandakan when it’s raining?

When planning your flight to Sandakan, it is important to be aware that some months are not as ideal as others. Specifically, the months of January, February, or March could carry a higher chance of rain, as Sandakan sees up to 5.1 inches or more. There are still things to do in Sandakan even when it's raining, but be aware that rain is highly probable in the area. Many tourists kill time during rain and storms by going to shopping centers in the area, like Sandakan Harbour Mall.

Is there an alternative airport near Sandakan?

Those flying to Sandakan could potentially find better pricing at Lahad Datu Airport (58 mi from Sandakan city center) depending on the month and departure airport.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Sandakan?

You can find deals at Lahad Datu Airport for $536pp on average, but that price can change based on your departure airport. To save money, try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


What are the current travel restrictions for Sandakan?

Currently, Malaysia travel restrictions include travel to Sandakan.

Entry restrictions

Malaysia has restricted entry to all travelers, except for citizens, permanent residents with a MyPR card, travelers and students with an approval from the Malaysian immigration, travelers with Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) permit, diplomats, embassy employees, and spouses or children of Malaysian nationals, who must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating this status. Holders of the following passes may apply for entry permission: “Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) and their dependents, Employment Pass (Category EP I, II and III), Professional Visit Pass (PVP), Dependent Pass to expatriate for all categories, Long Term Social Visit Pass (LT-SVP) to expatriate for all categories, and Foreign Maid to expatriate for all categories. The nationwide Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Order 2021, previously in effect through March 31, 2021, has been extended through August 1, 2021. Additionally, certain states and districts with higher prevalence of COVID-19 are subject to Movement Control Orders (MCOs), Conditional Movement Control Orders (CMCOs), or Enhanced Movement Control Orders (EMCOs). Sabah is subject to an MCO through February 4. For additional information on traveling to Sabah, please consult with Sabah's state authorities. All districts in Sarawak are subject to a CMCO through February 14 except for Sibu, which is subject to an MCO through February 14. For additional information on traveling to Sarawak, please consult with Sarawak's state authorities.

Entry requirements

Travelers must have a formal written approval from the Malaysian Government before attempting to enter Malaysia. Malaysian immigration operates a consolidated portal called My Travel Pass for most categories of pass holders to request permission to enter. Travelers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) permit must have a return approval and may also be requested from immigration via My Travel Pass. International students must have a written approval from immigration applied at Education Malaysia website Airline crew must have their names listed on the General Declaration.

Quarantine requirements

All arriving travelers will be tested on arrival, and are subject to a mandatory quarantine requirement in a government facility. All costs for the quarantine are borne by the traveler. Travelers will be required to download the MySejahtera application and will be issued a wristband for identification and monitoring by the authorities during their quarantine period. Travelers presenting the results of a negative RT-PCR test undertaken within 72 hours of their departure to Malaysia must quarantine for 7 days upon arrival. An additional COVID-19 test will be undertaken on the 5th day of quarantine. Travelers not presenting the results of a negative RT-PCR test will be tested upon arrival and must quarantine for 10 days with an additional COVID-19 test on the 8th day of quarantine.

Transiting rules

Travelers may not transfer from international flights to domestic flights, except for Malaysian nationals who are traveling to Sabah or Sarawak. Foreigners may not enter Sabah without prior approval, which must be requested in advance from the Sabah State Secretary (Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sabah) at crisis@sabah.gov.my.

All other info

US citizens currently in possession of a 90-day tourist visa or "Social Visit Pass" should prepare to depart Malaysia before April 21, 2021. Those who do not do so may be subject to strict penalties including immigration detention and fines. Holders of other visa types should contact immigration and inform themselves of further measures for their specific case here.

If you are planning to travel to Sandakan at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Sandakan flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Sandakan found recently by users on momondo
Malaysia Airlines
Sep 18
DFW2:40 pmDallas/Fort Worth
29h 45m
2 stops
SDK8:25 pmSandakan
Sep 22
SDK10:10 amSandakan
38h 15m
2 stops
DFW12:25 amDallas/Fort Worth
Multiple Airlines
Sep 22
SFO6:30 pmSan Francisco
28h 15m
2 stops
SDK10:45 pmSandakan
Sep 26
SDK10:10 amSandakan
44h 10m
2 stops
SFO6:20 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Sep 21
SFO9:05 pmSan Francisco
45h 20m
2 stops
SDK6:25 pmSandakan
Sep 26
SDK10:10 amSandakan
44h 50m
2 stops
SFO7:00 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Sep 22
SFO2:20 pmSan Francisco
52h 05m
2 stops
SDK6:25 pmSandakan
Sep 26
SDK10:10 amSandakan
41h 30m
2 stops
SFO3:40 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Sep 22
SFO2:20 pmSan Francisco
52h 05m
2 stops
SDK6:25 pmSandakan
Sep 26
SDK10:10 amSandakan
41h 30m
2 stops
SFO3:40 amSan Francisco
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