Brunei

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Region: Southeast Asia

Pandemic Travel Alert

CLOSED TO LEISURE TRAVEL

Most recent update: 2021-03-08 - Entry for non-nationals still limited to those coming for essential business, study, medical treatment, or compassionate/special circumstances

Entry

General Policy
  • Starting March 24, all travellers are denied entry/transit from/through all ports of entry (land, sea, and air). Brunei citizens and permanent residents are excepted and permitted entry. All travellers that are permitted entry are required to undergo self-isolation for 14 days.

(Source: Tourism and Development Department - Public Advisory)

Business/Employment Travel
  1. Starting 15 September 2020, the Entry Travel Pass may be issued for essential business travel (including official travel).
  2. Starting 1 September 2020 under the Singapore-Brunei "Reciprocal Green Lane" arrangement, travellers of all nationalities who are legally residents in Singapore may apply to travel for single-entry short-term essential business and official purposes. Travellers must be hosted by a Brunei company or government agency, and must submit a business/official tentative program. Only entry by direct flight is permitted.
Sources:
  1. Travellers Advisory on the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) [PDF download]
  2. Singapore-Brunei Reciprocal Green Lane, SafeTravel Singapore Government Agency Website
Travel For Study
  • Starting 15 September 2020, the Entry Travel Pass may be issued for entry for study purposes.

(Source: Travellers Advisory on the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) [PDF download] )

Medical Travel
  • Starting 15 September 2020, the Entry Travel Pass may be issued for entry primarily for the purpose of medical treatment.

(Source: Travellers Advisory on the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) [PDF download] )

COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

(Source: Travellers Advisory on the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) [PDF download] )

Visa
  1. The Entry Travel Pass is not a visa. If a visa is required, the sponsor is required to apply for entry visa on behalf of the traveler.
  2. The length of stay permitted for Entry Travel Pass holders will be determined according to the visa being issued.

(Source: Guidelines For Entry Travel Pass Applications To Enter Brunei Darussalam [PDF download] )

Testing
  1. Travelers are required to undertake pre-departure PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure at a designated medical center that is recognized by the government of the country of departure. Travelers should refrain from leaving their place of residence for non-essential reasons during the period of time between undergoing the PCR test and departing the country for Brunei.
  2. A PCR test will also be performed on arrival.
Data Collection
  1. Travelers are also required to download the BruHealth App prior to departure. Sponsor must also prepare Brunei SIM cards for travelers ahead of their arrival.
  2. Applications for the Entry Travel Pass must be submitted by the sponsor in Brunei on behalf of the traveler via Entry Travel Pass portal (https://www.form.gov.bn/ETPA/Pages/ETP-Registration-Form.aspx).
Quarantine
  1. Upon arrival, travelers will be required to undergo self-isolation at hotel accommodation for a period of between 2 to 14 days depending on the self-isolation notice that is given upon arrival as determined by the Ministry of Health’s risk assessment.
  2. Accommodation for the duration of post-arrival self-isolation must be selected from the drop down menu on the Entry Travel Pass application page. It is advised to make a minimum booking duration of 6 days stay at the hotel. Change of hotel during the determined isolation period is not allowed.

Exit

Outbound Travel Restrictions
  1. Starting March 24, citizens, permanent residents, and long-term visa holders of Brunei (including valid Green I.C holders) are restricted from leaving Brunei from all ports of entry (land, sea, and air) with the exception of undergoing urgent medical care overseas, attend court hearings or resuming study abroad.
  2. Tourists or those on a social visit pass currently in Brunei are not subjected to the outbound travel restrictions.

(Source: Travellers Advisory on the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) [PDF download] )

Other

(Source: Travellers Advisory on the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) [PDF download] )

Applying For The Entry Travel Pass
  1. The Entry Travel Pass may also be issued for entry for compassionate and other special circumstances.
  2. The guidelines of the Entry Travel Pass applications can be accessed on The Prime Minister’s Office website www.pmo.gov.bn/travelportal.

Pre-pandemic visa rules

Requirements

Passport Validity
6 months
Transit
- Holders of confirmed onward tickets are permitted transit without visa in international transit area for up to 24 hours.
Dual Nationality
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.
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