Brunei (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Banned
Testing: Covid19 test required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 14.09.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport. They must have an Entry Travel Pass letter issued by The Government of Brunei Darussalam and a return/onward ticket;
– members of the Armed Forces;
– passengers travelling on business or on duty with an Entry Travel Pass letter issued by the Government of Brunei Darussalam. They must have stayed in Singapore in the last 14 days before departure and have a mobile device with the BruHealth app downloaded. More details can be found at http://www.pmo.gov.bn/travelportal/Home.aspx and https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/brunei/rgl/faq ;
– until 30 September 2021, passengers with an Entry Travel Pass letter issued by The Government of Brunei Darussalam if arriving from a country other than Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka. They must have stayed in the country of departure for the last 14 days before departure.
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure.
– This does not apply to nationals and permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam.
3. Passengers with an Entry Travel Pass letter issued by The Government of Brunei Darussalam must have a confirmed hotel reservation and download the BruHealth app in their mobile device.
– This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport.
4. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival.
5. Passengers must have a proof of payment for the PCR test.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport.
6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine.
7. More details can be found at http://www.pmo.gov.bn/travelportal/Home.aspx

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Citizens and Permanent Residents of Brunei are required to present a valid and approved Arrival Declaration Form (ADF) upon arrival. RB advises to refer to Prime Minister’s Office for the latest entry guidelines.

-Foreign Nationals

Effective 15 September 2020, foreign nationals may be allowed entry into Brunei for essential business travel and other considerations on a case-to-case basis. All visitors arriving into Brunei (with appropriate approvals and documentation from the Brunei government), will be required to undergo a minimum of 2 to 14 days self-isolation period immediately at appointed monitoring centres in accordance with the Infectious Diseases Act (204). Any foreign nationals who receive permission to travel into Brunei will also be required to present:

-Valid Entry Travel Pass
-A negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT PCR) test result from a designated medical center that is recognized by the government of the country of departure; undertaken within 72 hours prior to the departure time of travel to Brunei. Official document must clearly state “RT PCR” in order to be authenticated. (This document can be presented as either hard copy or e-copy, for example on a mobile phone.)
-Proof of valid hotel booking for at least 6 days starting on the day of arrival.
-Proof of a valid air ticket
-Proof of a valid visa (for visa-required passport holders)
-Proof of payment for post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test, if applicable.
-Proof of installation of BruHealth app on mobile device
-Guests who fail to present all required documents will be denied boarding.

Full entry guidelines can be found https://bit.ly/35KCb7D
 

Lockdown Details

The Zambian government have put restrictive measures in place, which were last updated on 14 August:

The wearing of a mask is mandatory in all public places

Schools, colleges, universities reopen on 23 August subject to meeting COVID health requirements.

Places of worship are restricted to conducting a maximum of two services/meetings per week, allowing a maximum of one hour per service

Casinos and night clubs to remain closed

Restaurants, food outlets, bars and taverns continue to operate only on a take-away basis

A maximum of 50 people allowed to attend a funeral

Social gatherings such as weddings, kitchen parties, Chilangamulilo, Matebeto, will only be allowed for a maximum of 50 people subject to certification by authorised officers, and may be supervised

All conferences, workshops and general meetings are suspended until further notice

All public transport users must wear a mask and adhere to physical distancing regulations, either when traveling or at public stations

All markets must ensure adherence to public health guidance
 

Sources

https://www.bruneitourism.com/covid19-travellers-advisory/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co