New requirements for foreigners entering Brunei through land borders

James kon

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 and in reference to the press release published on September 30, the Prime Minister’s Office issued an update on the measures implemented for foreigners entering Brunei Darussalam by land from today.

The update was announced by 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 in his capacity as the Co-Chairman of the Steering Committee on the Border Crossing Affairs.

Starting today, foreigners entering the country through land control posts are required to carry out SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR laboratory test before entering Brunei. The copy of the test result must be forwarded to the Immigration and National Registration Department at the entry post.

Negative result can be used for 14 days from the day the test was carried out. This requirement is for foreigners entering the country for transit, commute and transport including driver and passenger.

Foreigners with Entry Travel Pass also need to show SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR result from tests carried out within 72 hours before entering the country.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) will also carry out random SARS-COV-2 test among those entering the country through land borders.

Entry for foreign commercial transportation endorsed by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) through land borders will be limited to three times a week – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.