I would like to applaud the authorities for the move to re-open land borders, especially now that the vast majority of us have been inoculated against COVID-19.
However, there are a few unanswered questions that I hope the authorities could address in a future press conference.
I understand that obtaining a health insurance prior to overseas travel has always been encouraged by the authorities, even in pre-pandemic times.
However, once the land borders open back up, I’m predicting droves of people heading to neighbouring Malaysian towns, such as Miri and Limbang.
Would we still need to be insured even when it’s a day trip?
Another question is regarding the fee at the Brunei-Miri border.
Before the pandemic, we had to pay BND3 per car for the toll bridge. During the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, each person was made to pay a certain amount to cross it.
Once August 1 comes, will the toll bridge be reverted to the old charges?