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 2023 is only up to Feb.