Updated on 09-Oct-2020

Foreign Nationals Entry

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 72 hours prior to travelling to Brunei. Official document must clearly state “RT PCR” in order to be authenticated.

·       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

Entry Travel Pass Applications To Enter Brunei Darussalam

·       Beginning from 15th September 2020, Entry Travel Pass will be issued for inbound travelers of foreign nationalities arriving in Brunei Darussalam. The Entry Travel Pass may be issued for the following individuals:

o   Essential business travel (including official travel)

o   Students

o   Individual primarily here for the purpose of medical treatment

o   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.

·       Applications must be submitted by the sponsoring (receiving) agency or sponsoring family member in Brunei Darussalam on behalf of the traveler via Entry Travel Pass portal (https://www.form.gov.bn/ETPA/Pages/ETP-Registration-Form.aspx). The contact person of the sponsoring agency or sponsoring family member must be available to be contacted at all times.

·       Upon arrival, travelers will be required to undergo self-isolation at hotel accommodation for a period of between 2 to 14 days depending on the self-isolation notice that is given upon arrival as determined by the Ministry of Health’s risk assessment. Accommodation for the duration of post-arrival self-isolation must be selected from the drop down menu on the Entry Travel Pass application page. It is the responsibility of the traveler or Sponsoring agency to book directly with hoteliers and secure such accommodation before arrival. It is advised to make a minimum booking duration of 6 days stay at the hotel and to refer to respective hotels on their refund/cancellation policies. Change of hotel during the determined isolation period is not allowed.

·       The guidelines of the Entry Pass applications to enter Brunei Darussalam can be accessed on The Prime Minister’s Office website www.pmo.gov.bn/travelportal.

Other Pre-Departure Requirements

·       Sponsoring agency (or sponsoring family member) are also required to make a payment for the post-arrival SARS-COV-2RT-PCR Test for the traveler before the date of arrival in Brunei Darussalam. For inquiries and further information regarding the requirement to make pre-payment for a post-arrival SARS-COV-2RT-PCR Test, sponsors may contact Ministry of Health via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. As of 14 August 2020, the cost of COVID-19 laboratory testing is B$350.00 per individual.

·       Travelers are also required to download the BruHealth App prior to departure. Sponsoring agency must also prepare Brunei SIM cards for travelers ahead of their arrival to ensure smooth BruHealth registration upon arrival.

    • This does not apply to nationals of and permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam.

Source:

Brunei Darussalam - Ministry of Health

https://www.bruneitourism.com/covid19-travellers-advisory/

https://www.flyroyalbrunei.com/brunei/en/covid-19-updates/#travel-advice-from-brunei-and-other-countries

 

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