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Incoming passenger SOPs under review

Izah Azahari

The standard operating procedures (SOPs) for passengers coming into Brunei Darussalam is currently under review, in view of the recent rise in the number of imported COVID-19 cases. Continued monitoring will be conducted.

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 said this at the press conference yesterday, adding that the “Sultanate’s SOPs since the first wave have been effective, however, we cannot be complacent.

“There was a brief moment where we felt it was possible to loosen up travel restrictions, before the arrival of the Omicron variant. Since its emergence, it seems other countries too have been reporting an increase in cases,” the minister said.

Existing SOPs are being reviewed to determine whether they are still effective or need to be further improved, he said.

“What is important is that we do not breach our SOPs for anyone coming into the country.

Cooperation is needed not only from the passengers, but also the employees at hotels, those in the pick up buses and everyone involved,” he added.

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 at the press conference. PHOTO: JAMES KON
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