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Travel Advisory during COVID-19

As entry or exit requirements may change at very short notice, guests are advised to take the travel advisories as a guide only and to check with relevant governments for their requirements.

Please note it is our guests’ responsibility to ensure they meet the travel criteria and have all appropriate approvals and documents. Without this RB is not permitted to allow guests to travel in-line with international air transport regulations.

If you are a citizen or resident of Brunei Darussalam, view your entry and exit requirements here.

This section gives a summary applicable to foreign nationals entering or exiting Brunei Darussalam. Full entry/exit requirements can be found on the Travel Portal.

Failure to comply to any of the requirements is an offense under the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and if found guilty, will be liable to a fine for up to $10,000 or imprisonment for a period of up to 6 months or both.

Travel Green List

Temporarily no countries listed in consideration of the rise of Omicron variant cases in several countries.

Entering Brunei from Travel Green List

Effective 1 January 2022, all foreign nationals travelling into Brunei Darussalam from Travel Green List (GL) countries/regions are not required to apply for an Entry Travel Pass (ETP) and may travel for non-essential travel purposes. Additionally, travellers are required to comply with the following requirements.

Pre-Departure & Prerequisites

  • Have remained in any Travel Green List (GL) country/region in the past 14 days consecutively prior to departure to Brunei.
  • Be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine granted by the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL).
  • Undertake a pre-departure COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR) test within 48 hours prior to departure at a designated medical centre that is recognised by the Government of the originating country. Travellers 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.
  • Make an online payment of BND$100 for post-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR) test and Antigen Rapid Test (ART) before the date of arrival in Brunei. Must obtain a ‘Government of Brunei Darussalam’ or ‘Ministry of Health’ payment receipt which must state the name and passport number of the traveller.
  • Foreign nationals who will be entering Brunei for short visit purpose (duration of stay in Brunei is less than 90 days) are required to purchase Travel Medical Insurance with COVID-19 coverage (minimum coverage of BND50,000) prior to travelling to Brunei. The insurance must be valid for the duration of their stay in Brunei. Some guests may be exempted from this requirement. Please refer to the latest entry/exit requirement for exemption.
  • Download and register on the BruHealth App prior to departure to Brunei and complete an Arrival Declaration Form (ADF) no more than 24 hours before departure.

At Check-In

In addition to the usual travel documents (e.g. passport, visas or immigration pass), travellers are also required to present the following documents.

  • Completed Arrival Declaration Form
  • Vaccination record indicating full vaccination for COVID-19
  • A negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR) test result certification taken within 48 hours before departure.
  • A valid Travel Medical Insurance certificate with COVID-19 coverage (minimum coverage of BND$50,000) for short visit purpose, if applicable.
  • A valid hotel accommodation reservation for the duration of the mandatory isolation upon arrival
  • A valid visa (for visa-required passport holders)
  • A valid payment receipt for post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test and ART
  • Proof of installation of BruHealth app on mobile device

On Arrival and Post Arrival

  • Traveller must immediately undergo an on-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR) test, COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) at Brunei International Airport and remain self-isolated at your declared hotel accommodation until a negative result for RT-PCR test is returned. Failure to comply to this requirement is an offence under the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and if found guilty, will be liable to a fine for up to $10,000 or imprisonment for a period of up to 6 months or both.
  • Travellers may proceed to their declared hotel accommodation via hotel-provided transportation and are not allowed to use public transportation before completing their self-isolation period.
  • Undergo an additional Day 3 (Day of arrival is Day 0) Antigen Rapid Test (ART) at any designated ART centre in Brunei at traveller’s own cost.

Entering Brunei from Non-Travel Green List

Effective 1 January 2022, all foreign nationals travelling into Brunei Darussalam from Non-Travel Green List countries/regions are required to apply for an Entry Travel Pass (ETP) and are allowed to travel for essential travel purposes only. Additionally, travellers are required to comply with the following requirements.

Pre-Departure & Prerequisites

  • Be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine granted by the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL).
  • Undertake a pre-departure COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR) test within 48 hours prior to departure at a designated medical centre that is recognised by the Government of originating country.
  • Make an online payment of BND$100 for post-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR) test and ART before the date of arrival in Brunei. Must obtain a ‘Government of Brunei Darussalam’ or ‘Ministry of Health’ payment receipt which must state the name and passport number of the traveller.
  • Foreign nationals who will be entering Brunei for short visit purpose (duration of stay in Brunei is less than 90 days) are required to purchase a Travel Medical Insurance with COVID-19 coverage (minimum coverage of BND50,000) prior to travelling to Brunei. Some guests may be exempted from this requirement. Please refer to the latest entry/exit requirement for exemption.
  • Download and register on the BruHealth App prior to departure and complete an Arrival Declaration Form (ADF) no more than 24 hours before departure.

At Check-In

In addition to the usual travel documents (e.g. passport, visas or immigration pass), travellers are also required to present the following documents.

  • A valid Entry Travel Pass (ETP)
  • Completed Arrival Declaration Form (ADF)
  • Vaccination record indicating full vaccination for COVID-19
  • A negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR) test result certification taken within 48 hours before departure.
  • A valid Travel Medical Insurance certificate with COVID-19 coverage (minimum coverage of BND$50,000), if applicable.
  • A valid hotel accommodation reservation for the duration of the mandatory isolation upon arrival
  • A valid visa (for visa-required passport holders)
  • A valid payment receipt for post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test and ART
  • Proof of installation of BruHealth app on mobile device

On Arrival and Post Arrival

  • Traveller must immediately undergo an on-arrival COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) at Brunei International Airport and remain self-isolated at your declared accommodation.
  • Traveller must not leave the hotel accommodation except to undergo a Day 5 COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR) test at the designated swab centre (RIPAS Hospital Sports Complex in Brunei) and remain self-isolated at your declared accommodation until a negative result is returned.
  • Travellers must use hotel-provided transportation to go to the isolation hotel and the designated swab centre and are not allowed to use public transportation before completing mandatory self-isolation.

Non-Vaccinated Travellers Entering Brunei

Effective 1 January 2022, non-vaccinated foreign nationals travelling into Brunei Darussalam are not permitted. Medical exemptions may be considered and are required to apply for an Entry Travel Pass (ETP) and for essential travel only. Individuals who have not received the complete COVID-19 vaccination regime or have completed their COVID-19 vaccination regime from a vaccine that is not approved by WHO EUL are considered as non-vaccinated travellers and must follow the non-vaccinated requirements.

Additionally, non-vaccinated travellers are required to comply with the following requirements.

Pre-Departure & Prerequisites

  • Undertake a pre-departure COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR) test within 48 hours prior to departure at a designated medical centre that is recognised by the Government of originating country.
  • Make an online payment of BND$100 for post-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR) test and ART before the date of arrival in Brunei. Must obtain a ‘Government of Brunei Darussalam’ or ‘Ministry of Health’ payment receipt which must state the name and passport number of the traveller.
  • Foreign nationals who will be entering Brunei for short visit purpose (duration of stay in Brunei is less than 90days) are required to purchase a Travel Medical Insurance with COVID-19 coverage (minimum coverage of BND50,000) prior to travelling to Brunei. Some guests may be exempted from this requirement. Please refer to the latest entry/exit requirement for exemption.
  • Download and register on the BruHealth App and complete an Arrival Declaration Form (ADF) no more than 24 hours before departure.

At Check-In

In addition to the usual travel documents (e.g. passport, visas or immigration pass), travellers are also required to present the following documents.

  • Completed Arrival Declaration Form (ADF)
  • A negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR) test result certification taken within 48 hours before departure.
  • Proof of valid designated self-isolation hotel booking for a mandatory 10 days of self-isolation starting on the day of arrival (Day 0).
  • A valid Travel Medical Insurance certificate with COVID-19 coverage (minimum coverage of BND$50,000) for short visit purpose, if applicable.
  • A valid visa (for visa-required passport holders)
  • A valid payment receipt for post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test and ART
  • Proof of installation of BruHealth app on mobile device

On Arrival and Post Arrival

  • Traveller must immediately undergo an on-arrival COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) at Brunei International Airport and remain self-isolated at your declared hotel accommodation.
  • Serve 10 days mandatory self-isolation at declared hotel accommodation in Brunei
  • Traveller must not leave the hotel accommodation except to undergo a Day 8 COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR) test at Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital Sports Complex in Brunei and continue to self-isolate until the completion of 10 days.

Exiting Brunei

Foreign nationals who are currently residing in Brunei for employment, education or as eligible dependent are required to secure Re-entry Visa before scheduled travel date if they intend to exit Brunei for short visit and are scheduled to re-enter Brunei.

Exit Requirement for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

  • Non-essential travel to Green List (GL) countries/regions is permitted without applying for exit approval from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)
  • Travel to non-Green List countries/regions is allowed for essential travel only and require exit approval from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)

Exit Requirement for Non-Vaccinated Travellers

All non-vaccinated travellers must obtain Exit Approval from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to exit the country. Only essential travel is allowed should they have a medical exemption.

All guests arriving into Australia are reminded to comply with all other requirements set-forth by the Australian government and state/territories. Please check the latest requirements to confirm your eligibility before booking.

All guests arriving into Australia who do not meet these criteria will be subjected to Australia’s travel restrictions as well as state or territory quarantine requirements of the jurisdiction where they arrive into Australia. If you do not meet these criteria and wish to travel to Australia, please contact Royal Brunei Airlines to make arrangements.

International guests arriving in New South Wales, Victoria or the Australian Capital Territory are not automatically permitted to transit to another state or territory. Guests are advised to check interstate travel requirements.

Masks are mandatory for the duration of the flight and while in Australian airports, and should also be worn in airports in other countries. 

Australia Citizens, Permanent Residents & Immediate Family Members

Fully vaccinated Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible visa holders can travel to and from Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption.

Immediate family members of Australian citizens, permanent residents or New Zealand citizens usually resident in Australia who do not hold an eligible visa must provide proof of relationship before travel by submitting an exemption request through the Travel Exemption Portal.

Australia citizens, permanent residents and immediate family members are required to meet the following criteria for travel:

  • You are an Australia citizen or permanent resident.
    • If you are a foreign national (including immediate family members of Australian citizens and permanent residents, i.e. a spouse, a de facto partner, a dependent child, a legal guardian or a parent), you must provide proof of relationship, hold a valid visa and a travel restriction exemption. 
  • Be fully vaccinated with a TGA approved or recognised vaccine at least 7 days prior to arrival in Australia. Children under the age of 12 and those who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical condition are exempted from this requirement. 
    • Two doses at least 14 days apart of: 
      • AstraZeneca Vaxzevria 
      • AstraZeneca COVISHIELD 
      • Pfizer/BioNTech Comirnaty 
      • Moderna Spikevax 
      • Sinovac Coronavac 
      • Bharat Covaxin 
      • Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (for ages 18-60 only) 
    • Or one dose of: 
      • Janssen-Cilag 
  • Present a valid vaccination certificate in English, or accompanied by a certified translation 
  • If you are vaccinated in Australia, the Australian Government issued International Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC) is accepted; or 
  • If you are vaccinated outside of Australia, a paper or digital vaccination certification issued by a national or state/provincial level authority or accredited vaccination provider, with the following information: 
    • the passenger’s name as it appears in the passport 
    • either the passenger’s date of birth or passport number 
    • the vaccine brand name; and 
    • either the date of each dose or the date on which the passenger completed a full course of immunisation. 
  • Present a negative result for a PCR test taken within 3 days before flight departure. 
  • Complete the Australia Travel Declaration at least 72 hours before flight departure. 

Foreign Nationals

Latest Update: The National Security Committee has taken the necessary and temporary decision to pause the next step to safely reopen Australia to international skilled and student cohorts, as well as humanitarian, working holiday maker and provisional family visa holders from 1 December until 15 December.

Effective 00:01 EST on 1 December 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals must be an eligible visa holder to travel to Australia without requiring an individual travel exemption. These include but not limited to skilled and student cohorts, as well as humanitarian, working holiday maker and provisional family visa holders.

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals are required to meet the following criteria for travel:

  • Must be an eligible visa holder to travel to Australia without requiring an individual travel exemption.
  • Be fully vaccinated with a TGA approved or recognised vaccine at least 7 days prior to arrival in Australia. Children under the age of 12 and those who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical condition are exempted from this requirement. 
    • Two doses at least 14 days apart of: 
      • AstraZeneca Vaxzevria 
      • AstraZeneca COVISHIELD 
      • Pfizer/BioNTech Comirnaty 
      • Moderna Spikevax 
      • Sinovac Coronavac 
      • Bharat Covaxin 
      • Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (for ages 18-60 only) 
    • Or one dose of: 
      • Janssen-Cilag 
  • Present a valid vaccination certificate in English, or accompanied by a certified translation 
  • If you are vaccinated in Australia, the Australian Government issued International Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC) is accepted; or 
  • If you are vaccinated outside of Australia, a paper or digital vaccination certification issued by a national or state/provincial level authority or accredited vaccination provider, with the following information: 
    • the passenger’s name as it appears in the passport 
    • either the passenger’s date of birth or passport number 
    • the vaccine brand name; and 
    • either the date of each dose or the date on which the passenger completed a full course of immunisation. 
  • Present a negative result for a PCR test taken within 3 days before flight departure. 
  • Complete the Australia Travel Declaration at least 72 hours before flight departure. 

To minimise the spread of COVID-19, Singapore has implemented public health and immigration measures.

Guest will not be allowed to board the aircraft for a flight if he or she:

  1. has a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, anosmia (loss of sense of smell), or shortness of breath;
  2. has been diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19 infection in the last 21 days;
  3. has had close contact with any case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days; or
  4. displays any of the COVID-19 symptoms

All guests, regardless of nationality, are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Singapore.

Effective 31 January 2021 2359 hours, visitors applying to enter Singapore will need to have travel insurance for their COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs in Singapore, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000. The travel insurance will help them pay for the costs of their medical treatment in Singapore should they be suspected of being infected with COVID-19 or require medical treatment for COVID-19 while in Singapore. The visitors can purchase the travel insurance from Singapore-based or overseas insurers. A list of available insurance products can be found at the SafeTravel website.

Applications for the Air Travel Pass (ATP) for short-term visitors travelling from Brunei Darussalam to Singapore is suspended with immediate effect. This will be replaced with Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) in which application is open from 1 September 2021 for entry into Singapore from 8 September 2021.

Guest must also comply with Singapore’s public health and immigration requirements. For more information please visit safetravel.ica.gov.sg.

Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL)

The Brunei Darussalam government has announced the resumption of the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) Arrangement between Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Singapore effective from Monday, 12 July 2021 to facilitate essential business and official travel for travellers on both sides.

View Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) Requirements and Process

Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL)

With effect from 22 December 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time), there will be no new ticket sales on designated VTL flights for entry into Singapore from all VTL countries until 20 January 2022, 2359 hours (Singapore time). Given the rapid spread of the Omicron variant overseas, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will take proactive and preemptive steps to manage the inflow of Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) travellers and mitigate the risk to the Singapore community. For more information, please visit CAAS.

RB operates 2x weekly dedicated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights to Singapore for travellers who are fully vaccinated with approved vaccines recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Diplomats do not need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) to travel to Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL), as they can return to Singapore without the need for entry approval. However, Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are still required to adhere to the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) requirements.

Please be advised that without the appropriate supporting documents and explicit approval from the Prime Minister’s Office, citizens and residents of Brunei will not be permitted to check-in or fly from Brunei International Airport. It is our guests’ responsibility to ensure that they meet the criteria and have all appropriate approvals and documentation. Without this, in line with international air transport regulations, RB is not permitted to allow guests to travel.

Guests who have obtained Exit Approval from the Prime Ministers’ Office (PMO) to travel on the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) are reminded to adhere to the strict health protocols of Singapore.

Requirements for travellers entering Singapore

Guests who travel via the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) from Brunei to Singapore are required to comply with the following requirements.

Application and Prerequisite

  • Have remained in Brunei Darussalam or any of the VTL countries in the last 14 days
  • Obtain Exit Approval from the Prime Ministers’ Office (PMO) through the Travel Portal.
  • Apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) for the specific entry period into Singapore. Children aged 12 and below in the calendar year (i.e. in the year 2021, those who are born in or after 2009) are exempted from this requirement.
  • Be fully vaccinated. This means you must have received two (2) doses of approved COVID-19 vaccine and depart at least 14 days after receiving your second dose. Children aged 12 and below in the calendar year (i.e. in the year 2021, those who are born in or after 2009) are exempted from this requirement.
  • Undergo a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test at an internationally accredited or recognised laboratory/clinic or undergo a professionally administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART) within 2 days before departure to Singapore. Self-administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART) is not accepted as a valid pre-departure COVID-19 test. Children aged two (2) and below (in the calendar year) are exempted from this requirement.

 

At Check-In

  • Provide evidence of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result for COVID-19 test or a negative professionally administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART) taken within 2 days before departure to Singapore. Self-administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART) is not accepted as a valid pre-departure COVID-19 test. Children aged two (2) and below (in the calendar year) are exempted from this requirement.
  • Present proof of vaccination status through the BruHealth app on their mobile devices at airport check-in and upon arrival at Changi. The Brunei-issued vaccination booklet (yellow booklet) is not listed as an acceptable proof of vaccination, therefore will not be recognised at airport check-in and upon arrival at Changi.
  • Present Exit Approval from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and a valid Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP).

 

On Arrival

  • Undergo Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19 upon arrival at Changi International Airport and self-isolate in your declared accommodation until you receive a negative test result. Children aged two (2) and below (in the calendar year) are exempted from PCR-test for COVID-19 upon arrival.
    • Travellers are required to book and pre-pay for their on-arrival PCR test for COVID-19 before departure to Singapore.

 

Post Arrival

  • Effective from 2 December 2021, 2359hrs, SGT, all travellers will be required to undergo a supervised self-swab COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) on Day 3 and Day 7 of their arrival in Singapore at Quick Test Centres (QTCs) or Combined Test Centres (CTCs). View FAQ on this requirement here.
  • Travellers entering Singapore with effect from 6 December 2021, 2359hrs, SGT, will also be required to undergo self-administered COVID-19 ARTs using self-procured ART kits on Days 2, 4, 5 and 6 of their arrival in Singapore. This is in addition to the supervised ARTs on Days 3 and 7.

Travellers will also be required to meet other requirements of the VTL that can be found at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/.

 

Unvaccinated Children

Effective 19 October 2021, unvaccinated children aged 12 and below (in the calendar year) will be eligible to travel on Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights with the following requirements:

  • Must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) traveller
  • Must comply with all other Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) requirement
  • Not required to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP)

Applying for Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP)

Applications for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) must be made between 7 and 30 calendar days prior to their intended date of entry into Singapore.

Citizens and residents of Brunei Darussalam are reminded that Exit Approval from the Prime Ministers’ Office is still required.

View Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) Infographic

Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) FAQ

In accordance with the Philippines Department of Transport, guests entering and departing from Manila (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) are required to wear a face mask onboard the aircraft and at the airport (face shields are optional). All passengers are required to download and register an account in the TRAZE CONTACT TRACING mobile app prior to entering The Philippines.

In compliance with Philippine regulations, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), guests are required to follow the arrival and quarantine protocols for non-OFWs and returning Overseas Filipinos & Foreign Nationals when travelling to the Philippines. Guests are reminded that it is your responsibility to follow, meet all entry/exit guidelines of the Philippines and pre-book Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ)-accredited quarantine hotel.

The Philippine Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) has implemented a paperless solution for the Health monitoring and contact tracing process through the One Health Registration and Electronic Health Declaration Certificate (e-HDC). All passengers are mandated to register to the BOQ One Health Pass (OHP) to declare their personal information, health status, and travel history. Here’s the two-step registration process:

Prior to the Departure date, register through https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph and complete all required fields. Please ensure that a copy of the unique Transaction Number is saved. This number will be required for the e-HDC Registration on the day of departure.

On the day of Departure, all passengers must fill up the e-HDC at https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC/ by entering the unique Transaction Number generated during the One Health Pass Registration. This will allow the passengers to retrieve their records which will direct the passengers to the Health Declaration process. Upon completing all the information, the passenger will receive a unique QR code which will be required during Check in. It is recommended to have a screenshot saved on your mobile phones or a print out (if registration is done through a PC workstation/laptop) to avoid any inconveniences during Check in. Children and Infants should have individual One Health Pass and e-HDC Registration. Parents can do the registration on their behalf and ensure that a file of the QR Code of each passenger is saved. This e-HDC QR code is subject for validation upon arrival in the Philippines.

Passengers will not be allowed to board unless the process is completed.

Isolation, Quarantine and Vaccination Status Protocols

The following protocols will be effective 18 October 2021 onwards for ‘Green’ and ‘Yellow’ List countries/territories/jurisdictions entering the Philippines through all ports of entry. Guests from ‘Red’ List countries/territories/jurisdictions are not allowed to enter the Philippines.

Effective 28 November 2021, the testing and quarantine protocols for countries/jurisdictions/territories classified as “Green” are hereby temporarily suspended. Countries/jurisdictions/territories classified as “Green” are to follow yellow list protocols.

Protocols for guests travelling from Yellow List countries/territories/jurisdictions (Brunei is listed as Yellow List country):

  • Fully Vaccinated Individuals are required to:
    • Undergo hotel facility-based quarantine in the Philippines until the release of a negative RT-PCR test taken on the 5th day.
    • Followed by home quarantine until their 10th day, with the day of arrival being the 1st day.
    • Foreign nationals shall be required to secure their pre-booked accommodation (DOT Accredited) of at least 6 days.
  • Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or individuals whose vaccination status cannot be independently verified/confirmed by PH authorities as valid and authentic are required to:
    • Be in a facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative RT-PCR testing taken on the 7th day of arrival
    • Followed by home quarantine until their 14th day, with the day of arrival being the 1st day
    • Foreign nationals are to secure their own pre-booked accommodation (DOT Accredited) of at least 8 days.

 

  • Recovered COVID-19 Individuals

International arriving Filipino passengers who have recently recovered from COVID-19 but still test positive in the required pre-departure Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test may be allowed entry into the country subject to the presentation of the following in lieu of the required negative pre-departure RT-PCR test:

  1. The positive RT-PCR test taken within forty-eight hours (48 hrs) prior to the date/time of departure from country/port of origin;
  2. A medical certificate issued by a licensed physician stating that the traveler: (i) has completed the mandatory isolation period; (ii) is no longer infectious; and (iii) has been allowed free movement/travel; and
  3. A positive RT-PCR test taken not earlier than ten (10) days but not later than thirty (30) days prior to date/time of departure from country/port of origin.
  4. Upon arrival, they shall be required to observe the facility-based quarantine applicable to them based on the classification of the country/territory/jurisdiction of origin and the passenger’s vaccination status. However, if fully vaccinated and coming from Green List countries/territories/jurisdictions, they shall be required to undergo facility-based quarantine periods prescribed for Yellow List countries/territories/jurisdictions for fully vaccinated arriving passengers.

To validate the vaccination status:

  1. Overseas Filipino workers and their spouse, parent/s, and / or children traveling in the Philippines or abroad, non-OFWs vaccinated in the country or abroad, and foreigners vaccinated in the Philippines can present either their VaxCertPH digital vaccination certificate, BOQ/World Health Organization (WHO) – issued International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICV), or the national/state digital certificate of the foreign government where they were vaccinated,
  2. In the case of foreigners vaccinated abroad, they can present WHO-issued ICV, or the national/state digital certificate of the foreign government.

Essential information to enter England from overseas

Information correct as of 14:45 GMT on Tuesday, 18 January 2022

For information and restrictions on entering the United Kingdom please refer to the below links:

  • Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19): Check what COVID-19 tests you need to take and the quarantine rules for travel to England here.
  • Testing and Providers: Guidance on finding and choosing a private coronavirus (COVID-19) test provider can be found here.
  • Update on Red List: The current rules when arriving from a red country can be found here.
  • Exemptions: For the current list of travel exemptions can be found here.
  • Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination: Approved vaccines and the list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England can be found here.
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF): All travellers are required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form any time in the 48 hours prior to departure to United Kingdom. You must declare all countries you have visited or transited through in the 10 days prior to your arrival on your passenger locator form.
  • Pre-Departure Testing (PDT): Non fully vaccinated passengers arriving from international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England. For further information, please refer to the guidance.
  • Managed Quarantine Service (MQS) and Mandatory testing: Anyone who enters England who has visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK is banned in the last 10 days must follow the latest gov.uk guidance. Find the latest guidance here.
  • Test to Release (TTR): If you have a general query about Test to Release for International Travel, please see refer to the guidance here.
  • Provision of Public Health Information: Passengers travelling to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland from outside the Common Travel Area can refer to guidance on how to comply to coronavirus and related duties and public health guidance regulations is available here.

Failure to comply with these measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. There are a limited set of exemptions from these measures. Check the list of exemptions carefully. You may be fined if you fraudulently claim an exemption.

Effective 1 December 2020, All China-bound guests, regardless of nationalities, are required to present a green HS code (Chinese nationals) or HDC code (Foreign nationals) on their mobile devices or in print in order to board the flight. Guests are advised to upload copies of their negative COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) result and a negative IgM anti-body test from an authorized testing institution; within 2 days before boarding via Wechat (Chinese nationals) or website https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5 (Foreign nationals) and fill in the required information. The Chinese Embassy will issue a green HS code (Chinese nationals) or HDC code (Foreign nationals) as soon as it verifies the results. Guests who fail to present all required documents will be denied boarding.

Effective 20 May 2021, all travellers into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, except for Saudi citizens, are required to complete institutional quarantine at their own expense starting from the time of arrival at the institutional quarantine facilities. Travellers must have valid medical insurance to cover the treatment of COVID-19. The medical insurance should also cover the costs of treatment in outpatient clinics, emergencies, and hospitals; including institutional quarantine for a period of up to 14 days.

Immune travellers must fill out the Registration Immunization Information Form before traveling to the Kingdom to allow them to register their immunization data which will enable them to use TAWAKKALNA APP. This does not apply to Saudi Citizens and exempted categories.

For more information, you may contact the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA)’s Passenger Care Center with toll free number 8001168888 or enquire through social media (@GacaCare), e-mail ([email protected]), or the Authority’s website: (gaca.gov.sa).

Please click here for details of the temporary suspension on travelling to and from countries within the Indian subcontinent.

In a press release on 27 November 2021, Brunei Darussalam has imposed a temporary entry and exit suspension to and from eight (8) countries in the African continent until further notice. These countries are South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region announced in a press release on 28 December 2021 that in view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Brunei Darussalam will be specified as Group A specified places from 00:00hrs on 31 December 2021 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

  • Non-Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Brunei within 21 days will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong.
  • Hong Kong residents can only board a flight for Hong Kong if they have been fully vaccinated and hold a recognised vaccination record. They will have to undergo compulsory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel for 21 days upon returning to Hong Kong, with six tests to be conducted during quarantine, followed by compulsory testing in a community testing centre on the 26th day of arrival in Hong Kong.
    • Brunei-issued vaccination booklet (yellow booklet) is not recognised as a valid proof of vaccination status. Using your BruHealth app, download a digital copy of your vaccination certificate to be used as a valid proof of vaccination status.
  • Details on the relevant boarding and compulsory quarantine requirements for respective specified places can be found at www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html.