Cross-border activities suspended until April 7

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 media release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on March 10, the PMO informed the public on the following:

Temporary suspension on the entry of foreign nationals from Malaysia, including transits through Brunei Darussalam via land and sea ports, has been extended by 14 days from March 24 until April 7.

Transit through Brunei Darussalam may only be considered for official government travels; students who are required to attend school; emergency services (such as ambulances, police and military); and Malaysia-registered transport operators with cross-country permits issued by the Government of Brunei Darussalam for import deliveries of essential goods to Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia, granted that the travellers have attained endorsement from the relevant Malaysian authorities for their travels. These transit vehicles will be issued Transit Permits by the Brunei Government and the travellers will be subject to existing entry conditions and procedures.

Temporary suspension on the collection and delivery of private goods at checkpoints handled by runners registered in Brunei Darussalam has also been extended by 14 days, until April 7.

Temporary suspension on commuters via land and sea for the purpose of work has been extended by 14 days, until April 7.

The conditions for the consideration of entry and exit travel mentioned above are subject to review by the Cross-Border Affairs Steering Committee from time to time.

File photo of the Sungai Tujoh Control Post. PHOTO: DANIEL LIM