Foreigners entering Brunei to pay BND1,000 for COVID-19 lab test

James Kon

Foreigners arriving in the country from April 16 must pay BND1,000 per individual for mandatory first COVID-19 laboratory testing.

The announcement was made by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at a press conference yesterday.

The cost of the test is additional to the accommodation cost of self-isolation for
14 days.

The Minister of Health added, “Healthcare is not free. It is expensive. We want to ensure that those who are coming to Brunei Darussalam are people who really want to come to the country. Because once they are positive, we have to look after them and the treatment is still free for them.”