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Brunei travel restrictions

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Airlines Updates

10.09.2020 Royal Brunei in late-August 2020 filed network changes, as the airline removes 2 routes. The following routes will not be resumed when the airline gradually resumes normal operation, including flights in 2021.

Bandar Seri Begawan – Brisbane 4 weekly
Bandar Seri Begawan – Denpasar 5 weekly

Additional changes may be filed in the next few months. The airline’s service operation to Borneo by RB Link (operated by Malindo Air ATR72) is currently suspended until 30NOV20 inclusive.

Published on 03.09.2020
Royal Brunei Sep 2020 – Jan 2021 London operations as of 02SEP20

19.08.2020 Royal Brunei last week filed operational schedule for the month of September and October 2020. Between 01SEP20 and 24OCT20, the airline will continue to operate following routes, mainly identical to July and August 2020 schedule.

Planned operation as of 14AUG20 as follows.

Bandar Seri Begawan – Hangzhou 1 weekly
Bandar Seri Begawan – Hong Kong 1 weekly
Bandar Seri Begawan – Kuala Lumpur 2 weekly
Bandar Seri Begawan – Manila 1 weekly
Bandar Seri Begawan – Melbourne 2 weekly
Bandar Seri Begawan – Singapore 2 weekly

Published on 17.08.2020
Royal Brunei Sep/Oct 2020 operations as of 14AUG20

Published on 29.07.2020
Royal Brunei Aug/Sep 2020 London operations

Published on 16.06.2020
Royal Brunei July/August 2020 operations as of 15JUN20

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Brunei
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Brunei Darussalam.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals of Brunei Darussalam,
    • Passengers whose affairs are of national importance or pertain to the national interest of Brunei Darussalam.
Flight Restrictions

Published on 14.08.2020

Total entry ban
Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Brunei Darussalam.
– This does not apply to passengers with a special authorization obtained before departure at immigration.gov.bn. Passenger are subject to medical screening at their own expense.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.

If the Government of Brunei permits you entry, you will be required to go into quarantine on arrival at a government booked facility (usually a local hotel). Cost of the traeller’s stay in a quarantine facility (15 days from the date of arrival) is to be borne by the traveller. Quarantine charges can vary, depending on the quarantine facility you are placed in. You should ensure that you have the means to pay for the full quarantine period.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Brunei has announced that travellers to Brunei will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test on arrival, obtained within 72 hours of travel.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 9 months
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2019)
Human P. knowlesi infection has been reported.
WHO recommended prevention: B

Other country requirement(s) (2019)
Polio vaccination is required for travellers arriving from polio-affected countries (polio-exporting countries).

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Full Restrictions

  • Brunei *****International Resrictions:
    Entry to Brunei is severely restricted. Anyone seeking to enter or exit Brunei must apply for a permit from Prime Minister’s Office. Brunei has announced that travellers to Brunei will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test on arrival, obtained within 72 hours of travel.
    Brunei continues to enforce an exit travel ban, including for permanent residents, and expatriate workers (green identity card holders), and their dependents. Exceptions will be considered by the Prime Minister’s Office on a case-by-case basis.
    Full details are available on the Prime Minister’s Office website.
    On 16 April, the Minister of Health announced that all foreigners will have to pay $350 BND for a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and would need to cover the cost of their stay in a quarantine facility (15 days from the date of arrival). Quarantine charges can vary, depending on the quarantine facility you are placed in.
    You should ensure that you have the means to pay for your COVID-19 test and the full 15-day quarantine period.
    Immigration Control Posts at Brunei’s land borders are operating shortened hours from 6am to 8pm. There are health and temperature screening measures at borders. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the local authorities.
    On arrival in Brunei, you will be encouraged to download the BruHealth app here . Failure to use the app may result in you not being able to access a number of day-to-day facilities.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    As part of Brunei’s approach to contain the spread of the virus, mosques and other places of worship have been closed, restaurants and cafes are only open for take-away and public gatherings have been discouraged. Travellers should check should check the Brunei Ministry of Health for up to date guidance, policy on travel to/from Brunei and details on how to download and use the BruHealth app here

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    10.09.2020
  • Brunei *****International Resrictions:
    Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) suspended most routes but will provide limited service to HKG KUL, MNL, MEL and SIN until 31AUG20.Entry to Brunei is severely restricted. It is not yet clear which exceptional circumstances, if any, foreign nationals may be permitted to enter Brunei. Brunei continues to enforce an exit travel ban, including for permanent residents, and expatriate workers (green identity card holders), and their dependents. Exceptions will be considered by the Prime Minister’s Office on a case-by-case basis, through email applications to travelapplication@jpm.gov.bn giving 14 days’ notice of the intention to travel, and setting out reasons why they need to leave the country. Full details are available on the Prime Minister’s Office website [http://www.pmo.gov.bn/Theme/Home.aspx].
    On 16 April, the Minister of Health announced that all foreigners will have to pay $350 BND for a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and would need to cover the cost of their stay in a quarantine facility (15 days from the date of arrival). Quarantine charges can vary, depending on the quarantine facility you are placed in.
    You should ensure that you have the means to pay for your COVID-19 test and the full 15-day quarantine period.
    Immigration Control Posts at Brunei’s land borders are operating shortened hours from 6am to 8pm. There are health and temperature screening measures at borders. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the local authorities.
    On arrival in Brunei, you will be encouraged to download the BruHealth app [http://www.moh.gov.bn/SitePages/bruhealth.aspx]. Failure to use the app may result in you not being able to access a number of day-to-day facilities.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    As part of Brunei’s approach to contain the spread of the virus, mosques and other places of worship have been closed, restaurants and cafes are only open for take-away and public gatherings have been discouraged. Travellers should check should check the Brunei Ministry of Health [http://www.moh.gov.bn/SitePages/COVID-19.aspx] for up to date guidance, policy on travel to/from Brunei and details on how to download and use the BruHealth app [http://www.moh.gov.bn/SitePages/bruhealth.aspx]

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    14.08.2020
  • Brunei *****International Resrictions:
    Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) suspended most routes but will provide limited service to HKG KUL, MNL, MEL and SIN until 31AUG20.Entry to Brunei is severely restricted. It is not yet clear which exceptional circumstances, if any, foreign nationals may be permitted to enter Brunei. Brunei continues to enforce an exit travel ban, including for permanent residents, and expatriate workers (green identity card holders), and their dependents. Exceptions will be considered by the Prime Minister’s Office on a case-by-case basis, through email applications to travelapplication@jpm.gov.bn giving 14 days’ notice of the intention to travel, and setting out reasons why they need to leave the country. Full details are available on the Prime Minister’s Office website [http://www.pmo.gov.bn/Theme/Home.aspx]. From 1 August, all foreigners entering or leaving Brunei via a land border will be required to pay $3 BND per person on exit and $3 BND on return or entry. If the Government of Brunei permits you entry, you will be required to go into quarantine on arrival at a government booked facility (usually a local hotel). All foreigners will have to pay $1,000 BND for a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and would need to cover the cost of their stay in a quarantine facility (14 days from the date of arrival). Quarantine charges can vary, depending on the quarantine facility you are placed in.
    You should ensure that you have the means to pay for your COVID-19 test and the full 14-day quarantine period. Immigration Control Posts at Brunei’s land borders are operating shortened hours from 6am to 8pm. There are health and temperature screening measures at borders. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the local authorities. On arrival in Brunei, you will be encouraged to download the BruHealth app [http://www.moh.gov.bn/SitePages/bruhealth.aspx]. Failure to use the app may result in you not being able to access a number of day-to-day facilities.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    As part of Brunei’s approach to contain the spread of the virus, mosques and other places of worship have been closed, restaurants and cafes are only open for take-away and public gatherings have been discouraged. Travellers should check should check the Brunei Ministry of Health [http://www.moh.gov.bn/SitePages/COVID-19.aspx] for up to date guidance, policy on travel to/from Brunei and details on how to download and use the BruHealth app [http://www.moh.gov.bn/SitePages/bruhealth.aspx]

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    07.08.2020
  • Brunei *****International Resrictions:
    Royal Brunei Airlines have resumed flights to a limited number of countries.
    Brunei has introduced an exit travel ban, including for permanent residents, and expatriate workers (green identity card holders), and their dependents. Exceptions will be considered by the Prime Minister’s Office on a case by case basis, through email applications to [travelapplication@jpm.gov.bn] giving 14 days’ notice of the intention to travel, and setting out reasons why they need to leave the country.
    Entry to Brunei is severely restricted. It is not yet clear which exceptional circumstances, if any, foreign nationals may be permitted to enter Brunei. If the Government of Brunei permits you entry, you will be required to go into quarantine on arrival at a government booked facility (usually a local hotel). On 16 April, the Minister of Health announced that all foreigners will have to pay $1,000 BND for a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and would need to cover the cost of their stay in a quarantine facility (14 days from the date of arrival). Quarantine charges can vary, depending on the quarantine facility you are placed in. On arrival in Brunei, you will be encouraged to download the BruHealth app. Failure to use the app may result in you not being able to access a number of day-to-day facilities.
    Brunei has also introduced an exit travel ban, including for permanent residents, and expatriate workers (green identity card holders), and their dependents. Exceptions will be considered by the Prime Minister’s Office on a case-by-case basis, through email applications to travelapplication@jpm.gov.bn giving 14 days’ notice of the intention to travel, and setting out reasons why they need to leave the country. Full details are available on the Prime Minister’s Office website [http://www.pmo.gov.bn/Theme/Home.aspx].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    As part of Brunei’s approach to contain the spread of the virus, mosques and other places of worship have been closed, restaurants and cafes are only open for take-away and public gatherings have been discouraged. Travelllers should check the Brunei Ministry of Health [http://www.moh.gov.bn/SitePages/COVID-19.aspx] for up to date guidance, policy on travel to/from Brunei and details on how to download and use the BruHealth app [http://www.moh.gov.bn/SitePages/bruhealth.aspx]

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    02.07.2020
  • Brunei *****International Resrictions:
    Entry to Brunei is severely restricted. It is not yet clear which exceptional circumstances, if any, foreign nationals may be permitted to enter Brunei. If the Government of Brunei permits you entry, you will be required to go into quarantine on arrival at a government booked facility (usually a local hotel). On 16 April, the Minister of Health announced that all foreigners will have to pay $1,000 BND for a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and would need to cover the cost of their stay in a quarantine facility (14 days from the date of arrival). Quarantine charges can vary, depending on the quarantine facility you are placed in. On arrival in Brunei, you will be encouraged to download the BruHealth app. Failure to use the app may result in you not being able to access a number of day-to-day facilities.
    Brunei has also introduced an exit travel ban, including for permanent residents, and expatriate workers (green identity card holders), and their dependents. Exceptions will be considered by the Prime Minister’s Office on a case-by-case basis, through email applications to travelapplication@jpm.gov.bn giving 14 days’ notice of the intention to travel, and setting out reasons why they need to leave the country. Full details are available on the Prime Minister’s Office website [http://www.pmo.gov.bn/Theme/Home.aspx].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    As part of Brunei’s approach to contain the spread of the virus, mosques and other places of worship have been closed, restaurants and cafes are only open for take-away and public gatherings have been discouraged. British people travelling should check the Brunei Ministry of Health for up to date guidance, policy on travel to/from Brunei and details on how to download and use the BruHealth app. Immigration Control Posts at Brunei’s land borders are operating shortened hours from 6am to 8pm. There are health and temperature screening measures at borders. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the local authorities.

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    26.06.2020
  • Brunei Brunei has restricted entry and transit to all travelers except for citizens and residents. All visa issuances and exemptions are suspended. Travelers from other countries who wish to enter Brunei may apply to the Brunei Immigration Department for special authorization to enter the country by downloading the form provided on the Department’s website at www.immigration.gov.bn. Travelers who have received prior authorization to enter Brunei are subject to a COVID-19 test at a cost of BND1000.

    Internal restrictions:

    Mass gatherings are banned, including weddings and sports events.
    All citizens and residents of Brunei (including green identification card holders) are restricted from leaving the country, except for special circumstances such as medical care, court hearings, resumption of study abroad. Permission for travel must be approved by the Prime Minister’s Office.

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    01.06.2020
  • Brunei Brunei has restricted entry and transit to all travelers except for citizens and residents. All visa issuances and exemptions are suspended. Travelers from other countries who wish to enter Brunei may apply to the Brunei Immigration Department for special authorization to enter the country by downloading the form provided on the Department’s website at www.immigration.gov.bn. Travelers who have received prior authorization to enter Brunei are subject to a COVID-19 test at a cost of BND1000.

    Internal restrictions:

    Mass gatherings are banned, including weddings and sports events. All citizens and residents of Brunei (including green identification card holders) are restricted from leaving the country, except for special circumstances such as medical care, court hearings, resumption of study abroad. Permission for travel must be approved by the Prime Minister’s Office

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    25.05.2020
  • Brunei 1. Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Brunei Darussalam.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Brunei Darussalam.
    2. All visa exemptions and Visa on Arrival are temporarily suspended.
    3. All visa issued to passengers are temporarily suspended.
    4. Special consideration is only given by the Brunei Immigration Department which is subject to the affairs of interest to Brunei Darussalam by applying to the Brunei Immigration Department by downloading the form provided on the Department’s website at www.immigration.gov.bn . Passengers with a Special consideration are subject to COVID-19 testing that has a cost of BND1000 and the cost of their stay in a quarantine facility for 14 days upon arrival.

    Internal restrictions:

    Mass gatherings are banned, including weddings and sports events.
    All citizens and residents of Brunei (including green identification card holders) are restricted from leaving the country, except for special circumstances such as medical care, court hearings, resumption of study abroad. Permission for travel must be approved by the Prime Minister’s Office.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information
    Ministry of Health
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