Travellers Advisory on the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

14 October 2021

Guidelines for Declaration of Arrival for Citizens and Permanent Residents

  1. The Arrival Declaration is an acknowledgement of inbound travels for Citizens and Permanent Residents of Brunei Darussalam either by air, land or sea.
  2. Citizens and Permanent Residents are advised to declare their imminent arrival into Brunei Darussalam for ease of logistics management.
  3. For Citizens and Permanent Residents returning from official (Government Sponsored) and essential travels, their sending or endorsing agency must submit the declaration form on the travellers’ behalf. (See Annex for list of official / essential travels)
  4. Declaration may be submitted by the traveller or sending / endorsing agency on the online portal at www.pmo.gov.bn/travelportal.
  5. Travellers may upload the following supporting documents with the declaration:
    • Traveller’s passport
    • Tentative flight itinerary / Vehicle registration number (for land travel)
    • Pre-departure COVID-19 test result (if available)
    • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (if traveller has received vaccination)
    • Hotel reservation in Brunei Darussalam

For more information on guidelines and entry procedures, see full guidelines or visit the Prime Minister’s Office website.

Guidelines for Entry Level Pass Applications to Brunei Darussalam

  1. The Entry Travel Pass is a document issued for inbound travelers of foreign nationalities arriving in Brunei Darussalam.
  2. The Entry Travel Pass may be issued for the following individuals:
    • Essential business travel (including official travel)
    • Students
    • Individual primarily here for the purpose of medical treatment
    • Compassionate and other special circumstances, such as parents, spouse, or other immediate family members of Brunei Citizens or Residents.Applications will be reviewed for considerations on a case-to-case basis by authorities.
  1. The Entry Travel Pass is not a The sponsoring agency (or sponsoring family member) is required to apply for entry visa on behalf of the travelers, should they require one.
  2. The length of stay permitted for Entry Travel Pass holders will be determined according to the visa being issued.

Vaccinated Traveller Policy Eligibility 

Eligibility
Vaccinated travellers may be eligible for shortened quarantine on entry between 1 – 7 days to Brunei Darussalam provided that they meet ALL of the criteria (see full guidelines).

For more information on vaccinated traveler policy eligibility, visit Prime Minister’s Office website.

For more information on entry procedures, see full guidelines or visit the Prime Minister’s Office website.

10 August 2021

PREVENTIVE ACTIONS IN CONTROLLING COVID-19 OUTBREAKS AT BRUNEI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The Department of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications, would like to advise the public to strictly comply with the preventive measures issued by the Ministry of Health for the prevention of a COVID-19 outbreak.

In an effort to discourage large crowds, passengers departing from the Brunei International Airport are advised and encouraged to use thedrop-offarrangement and no more than 2 persons are allowed to accompany them. Members of public are not encouraged to pick up arriving passengers as they will immediately undergo an isolation process.

The Department of Civil Aviation will continue to monitor and implement measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Click here for more information.

Public Advisory

19 November 2021

By the consent of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Transition Phase (Fasa Pemulihan) will commence on Friday, 19th November 2021 until Tuesday, 30th November 2021 for fully vaccinated residents only, for the following matters:

  • The opening of Government offices with office hours set at 8.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m, and with Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) at 2-week intervals.
  • The opening of mosques, suraus and prayer halls nationwide with capacity limits determined based on physical distancing
    • Non-muslim prayer halls are opened at 50% capacity but no more than 200 people.
  • Public places including sport facilities and the reopening of premises such as restaurants, cafes, food courts, cinemas, arcades, indoor playgrounds, beauty premises, markets and tamus are opened with limit capacity of 50% and not more than 200 persons.
  • The use of face masks at all times (except for eating and drinking) and physical distancing of 1.5 metres.
  • Gatherings at private homes are permitted for individuals who have completed their vaccinations and are limited to 10 to 30 persons only.
  • The reopening of some schools for individuals that have completed their vaccinations and conducting Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) at regular intervals (every 2 weeks) for:
    • Higher education institutions
    • Technical and vocational schools
    • Driving schools
  • Children under the age of 12 and medically-exempted unvaccinated individuals are not allowed to enter any premises.
  • Every business premise that is allowed to open during the Transition Phase is required to abide by all guidelines and SOPs that have been introduced.
  • The stay-at-home period will be shortened to 10.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m daily. Exceptions are only granted for emergencies, urgent matters and critical frontline workers only. Violation of regulations will be issued a compound fee of $500 for each offense.

For more information on the ‘Transition Phase’ guidelines, see the Prime Minister’s Office website.