Extended temporary suspensions announced

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 issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on December 30, 2020 and the announcement by Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong as Co-Chairman of the Cross-Border Affairs Steering Committee on January 12, the PMO informed the public on the following:

Temporary suspension on entry of foreign nationals from Malaysia, including transits through Brunei Darussalam via land and sea ports, has been extended by 14 days, until February 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 Government of Brunei Darussalam for import deliveries of essential goods to the country and Malaysia, granted that the travellers attained endorsement from Malaysian authorities for their travels. These transit vehicles will be issued transit permits by the Brunei Government and the travellers 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 February 10.

Temporary suspension on commuters via land and sea for the purpose of work has been extended by 14 days, until February 10.

Temporary delay for students travelling to the United Kingdom (UK) has been extended by one month until February 28. Apart from the UK, this delay is also applicable to due travels to other countries categorised as high risk by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and involves students of Brunei Darussalam.

Exit country approvals for civil servants under the In-Service Training Scheme (LDP) due to travel to high-risk countries be temporarily delayed for one month, effective from today until February 28.

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.