Cross-border activities temporary suspension extended to March 10

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 a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on February 11, the PMO announced an extended suspension of cross-border activities yesterday.

Temporary suspension on the entry of foreign nationals from Malaysia, including transits through Brunei Darussalam via land and sea ports, is extended by 14 days, until March 10.

“Transit through Brunei Darussalam may only be considered for official government travels, students required to attend school, emergency services (such as ambulances, police and military) and Malaysia-registered Transport Operators with Cross-Country Permits issued by the Brunei Government for import deliveries of essential goods to Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia, granted that the travellers attained endorsement from the relevant Malaysian authorities for their travels,” the PMO stated.

“The transit vehicles will be issued Transit Permits by the Brunei Government, and 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, is also extended by 14 days, until March 10.

Temporary suspension on commuters via land and sea, for the purpose of work, is also extended by 14 days, until March 10. “The conditions for the consideration of entry and exit travel are subject to review by the Cross-Border Affairs Steering Committee from time to time,” the PMO said.

For information, contact the PMO’s travel hotline at 120.

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