The Exit and Entry Charges Order, 2020 (CAP) that was due to be enforced August 1 2020 has been postponed to October 1 2020, the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) announced in a statement today.
Under the new regulations, Brunei citizens and foreign nationals will be imposed BND3 entry and exit fees at land border checkpoints .
Without giving any specific reasons, the MoFe statement said that His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izaddin Waddaulah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has given his consent for the postponement.
In light of this, the MoFE statement further added that the Rasau Bridge toll charge in Kuala Belait will be maintained.
Despite the order’s enforcement, also known as Caj Perkhidmatan (CaP), the prohibition for Brunei citizens and residents to leave the country is still being maintained. Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah during a recent press conference said that its implementation is not related to the re-opening of Brunei’s borders, as believed by some members of the public.
Those who intend to leave and enter Brunei are still required to obtain clearance from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin