I am writing in regards to the ongoing restrictions in Brunei Darussalam, and the knock-on effect that it has on the availability of flights to the Sultanate and the mandatory 14-day isolation despite being double-dosed and boosted. This has made seeing my loved ones impossible, who are green IC holders living in the country for over 25 years.
The situation has worsened with visa extension only provided for three months at a time (from the time of passport submission) as the authorities want people to return to their country of origin if not done so in the last two years.
The measure doesn’t take into account the challenges it poses, especially given the rising number of Omicron cases worldwide and the lack of any accessible flights from Brunei.
If there were a time to be flexible and supportive, it would be now and would be greatly appreciated by the loved ones of residents in Brunei, who have grown to call the country their home.