Cost of swab test on arrival reduced to BND350

James Kon

Starting today, foreigners arriving in Brunei Darussalam will only pay BND350 for COVID-19 swab test instead of the previous fee of BND1,000.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar announced this during a press conference yesterday. He said, “With the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Ministry of Health (MoH) informs the public on the reduction of charges for the RT-PCR COVID-19 swab test imposed on foreigners that are granted permission to enter the country from BND1,000 to BND350 starting August 14.”