Travellers Advisory on the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

9 June 2022

In view of the opening of borders via air travel on 6th May 2022, the COVID-19 Steering Committee would like to inform the public on the easing of cross-border travel restrictions and the updates of control measures which will also commence on Wednesday, 15th June 2022, as follows:

  1. Pre-departure swab test (either (RT-PCR or ART test) for inbound travellers is no longer required, regardless of vaccination status.
  2. Fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to undergo ART testing and self-isolation upon arrival in the country.
  3. Travellers who have not completed the COVID-19 vaccination are required to undergo ART testing upon arrival, three (3) days self-isolation and will only be allowed to end their self-isolation if tested negative RT-PCR on day three.
  4. The minimum travel insurance coverage for COVID-19 treatment that is required for any individual wishing to exit or enter Brunei Darussalam is now updated to a minimum coverage of BND20,000, that is for air, land, or sea travel.
  5. Transport operators are no longer required to undergo scheduled ART testing. However, they are advised to do their own ART tests from time to time, and if they have symptoms or signs of infection or become a close contact to a positive case.

Also commencing 15th June 2022, cross-border travel through land and seaports will be permitted for essential travel as listed below:

  • For the purpose of work or school – and is also extended to commute travels for the aforementioned purpose of Transit travel
  • Local and foreign-registered transport operators for the purpose of essential import and export supply deliveries

Approval application for essential travel needs to be submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office via website.

Cross-border travel via land and sea is planned to fully open beginning Monday, 1st August 2022, subject to the current COVID-19 situation in the country and regionally, as well as the operational readiness of control posts. Therefore, non-essential travel via land and sea is still not permitted until Sunday, 31st July 2022.

For more information on the Early Endemic Phase Guidelines, please visit the Prime Minister’s Office website.

1 August 2022

Guidelines for Travel into and out of Brunei Darussalam (Air – Land – Sea)

The relaxation of cross-border activities via land & sea take effect on Monday, 1 August 2022. Whereas requirements for inbound and outbound travel via air are as currently implemented. Travellers are no longer required to first obtain Entry Travel Pass approval or Exit approval for cross-border travel via land and sea.

Inbound Travel to Brunei Darussalam:

  1. Fully vaccinated with at least two (2) doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
    1. Travellers below 18 years old are exempted from being required to fulfill above vaccination requirement.
    2. Unvaccinated travellers are required to obtain Certificate of medical exemption for COVID-19 vaccination.
  2. ALL inbound travellers are required to complete E-Health Arrival Declaration Form via the following link: healthinfo.gov.bn/travel
  3. Unvaccinated travellers are required to make advanced payment for the post-arrival COVID-19 tests which cost BND$100.00. Payment can be made online via: www.healthinfo.gov.bn/travel
  4. Obtain Travel Medical Insurance with COVID-19 coverage (minimum coverage of BND$20,000). The insurance must be valid for the duration of their stay in Brunei Darussalam.
  5. Post-arrival COVID-19 tests and mandatory self-isolation are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals and individuals who travel via land & sea for the purpose of work or school and commute travels for the aforementioned purposes, transit travel and emergency services (such as ambulances, police and military).
  6. Unvaccinated travellers are required to undergo ART upon arrival (Day 1) and mandatory self-isolation until receipt of negative result for RT-PCR test taken on Day 3.
  7. Transport operators are no longer required to undergo scheduled ART testing. However, they are advised to do their own ART tests from time to time, and if they have symptoms or signs of infection of become a close contact to a positive case.

Outbound Travel from Brunei Darussalam:

  1. Fully vaccinated with at least three (3) doses of COVID-19 vaccination for citizens and permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam, and at least two (2) doses of COVID-19 vaccine for foreign nationals.
    1. Travellers below 12 years old are exempted from being required to fulfill above vaccination requirement, subject to any other requirements enforced by the destination country.
    2. Unvaccinated travellers are required to present Certificate of medical exemption for COVID-19 vaccination.
  2. Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents are required to complete e-Register registration on Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) website: http://www.mfa.gov.bn/Pages/eRegister.aspx.
  3. Obtain Travel Medical Insurance with COVID-19 coverage (minimum coverage of BND$20,000). The insurance must be valid for the duration of their stay in the foreign country.
  4. Travellers will need to comply with all inbound travel requirements and health protocols upon their return to Brunei Darussalam.

Any person who intends to leave or enter Brunei Darussalam through the land control posts (checkpoints) either via vehicle or as a pedestrian will be subjected to ‘Caj Perkhidmatan’ (CaP) with a charge rate of BND3.00 per person for a one-way trip. Application must be submitted to the Royal Customs and Excise Department through the Exit and Entry System (EES) that can be accessed via https://login.bdnsw.gov.bn/ees

Review and revision of inbound and outbound travel requirements are subject to continuous risk assessment and evolving COVID-19 situation. For more information on the Early Endemic Phase Guidelines, please visit the Prime Minister’s Office website.

Public Advisory

9 June 2022

With the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the COVID-19 Steering Committee wishes to announce several updates to COVID-19 control measures which will commence on Wednesday, 15th June 2022, as follows:

  1. The scanning of BruHealth QR codes – which was previously required prior to entering any premises to assist the Ministry of Health in contact tracing for COVID-19 positive cases – will no longer be required. However, the management of premises or event organisers may ask members of the public or event attendees to scan the BruHealth QR code before entering premises.
  2. Scheduled Antigen Rapid Test (ART) in offices and workplaces will also be ceased. However, ART testing is required for symptomatic individuals, close contacts to a positive case and other circumstances where required (for example before attending an event).

However, the public are advised to do their own ART from time to time. Meanwhile, scheduled ART in schools will be continued for the time being and will be reviewed from time to time.

For more information on the Early Endemic Phase Guidelines, please visit the Prime Minister’s Office website.