Sabah Tourism Statistics

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    The following events may have affected the tourist arrivals during this period:
  • • Feb - Mar 2013: Lahad Datu Standoff
  • • Nov 2013: Semporna abduction (China tourist)
  • • Mar 2014: Missing Flight MH370
  • • Apr 2014: Semporna abduction (China tourist)
  • • Jul 2014: Shot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
  • • May 2015: Sandakan abduction
  • • Jun 2015: Sabah Earthquake
  • • Feb - Dec 2020: Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, Sabah banned or restricted entry of foreigner travelers from 8th Feb 2020 onwards.
  • • Year 2021: Sabah border was closed most of the time because of more infections by new variants of COVID-19.
  • • The statistics of year 2024 is only up to Apr.