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Travel Advisory for Citizens and Residents of Brunei

Travel Advisory for Citizens and Residents of Brunei Darussalam

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) makes its best effort to update the information reflected in all COVID-19 Information Hub pages regularly, however entry or exit requirements and other travel requirements may change at very short notice. We advise our guests to check the latest advisory issued by relevant governments or authorities and be well-informed on all the travel requirements before their trip. Please note it is our guests’ responsibility to ensure they meet the travel criteria and have all appropriate approvals and documents for travel. Without this RB is not permitted to allow guests to travel in-line with international air transport regulations. RB shall not be held responsible for any guests being denied boarding for not meeting the travel requirements.

If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Brunei Darussalam, view entry and exit requirements for foreign nationals here.

Brunei’s Fully Vaccinated criteria

Fully vaccinated travellers are travellers who fulfill the following requirements: 

  • Individual has completed the full course of COVID-19 vaccination – 1 dose for Johnson & Johnson vaccine  OR 
  • Individual has completed the full course of COVID-19 vaccination – 2 doses for all other vaccines. 

Exiting Brunei on and after 15 June 2022

Destination Country Requirements

  • It is travellers’ responsibility to check and fulfill other requirements as required by the destination country to visit.  
  • Should destination countries to visit require travellers to undergo RT-PCT test or ART before departure, travellers may undergo RT-PCR test at health center or private health clinic that provides services for RT-PCR test or ART at certified ART centres 

Fully vaccinated travellers with booster dose travelling on and after 15 June 2022

  • Fully vaccinated Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents with 1 dose for Johnson & Johnson vaccine or with 2 doses for all other vaccines are only allowed to exit Brunei if travellers have obtained second dose of COVID-19 vaccine not more than 3 months prior to the departure date.  
  • Required to complete registration through the e-Register system at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) website.
  • Obtain Travel Medical Insurance with COVID-19 coverage of a minimum coverage of BND 20,000 from Brunei-based or overseas insurer.   The insurance must be valid for the duration of their stay in the foreign country. 
  • The following travellers are exempted from being required to obtain Travel Medical insurance with COVID-19 coverage: 
    • Brunei citizens and permanent residents who are exiting Brunei for employment, studies or as eligible dependent or hold a long term visa/immigration pass in the destination country.
    • Permanent residents who are travelling to their country of nationality.
    • Civil servants who are travelling overseas for Government-sponsored official travel.  Travellers need to show a valid supporting document which states that they are on Government-sponsored official travel.

Vaccinated travellers with booster dose travelling on and after 15 June 2022

  • Vaccinated Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents travellers with booster dose are allowed to exit Brunei. 
  • Required to complete registration through the e-Register system at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) website.
  • Obtain Travel Medical Insurance with COVID-19 coverage of a minimum coverage of BND 20,000 from Brunei-based or overseas insurer.   The insurance must be valid for the duration of their stay in the foreign country. 
  • The following travellers are exempted from being required to obtain Travel Medical insurance with COVID-19 coverage: 
    • Brunei citizens and permanent residents who are exiting Brunei for employment, studies or as eligible dependent or hold a long term visa/immigration pass in the destination country.
    • Permanent residents who are travelling to their country of nationality.
    • Civil servants who are travelling overseas for Government-sponsored official travel.  Travellers need to show a valid supporting document which states that they are on Government-sponsored official travel.  

Unvaccinated travellers travelling on and after 15 June 2022

  • Unvaccinated Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents travellers only allowed to exit Brunei if travellers have certificate of medical exemption for COVID-19 vaccination to be shown as proof. 
  • Certificate of medical exemption for COVID-19 vaccination can be obtained from medical health centres on the basis of medical contraindications, or other reasons such as having recovered from COVID-19 6 weeks before departure date.  
  • Required to complete registration through the e-Register system at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) website.
  • Obtain Travel Medical Insurance with COVID-19 coverage of a minimum coverage of BND 20,000 from Brunei-based or overseas insurer.   The insurance must be valid for the duration of their stay in the foreign country. 
  • The following travellers are exempted from being required to obtain Travel Medical insurance with COVID-19 coverage: 
    • Brunei citizens and permanent residents who are exiting Brunei for employment, studies or as eligible dependent or hold a long term visa/immigration pass in the destination country.
    • Permanent residents who are travelling to their country of nationality.
    • Civil servants who are travelling overseas for Government-sponsored official travel.  Travellers need to show a valid supporting document which states that they are on Government-sponsored official travel.  

Travellers of age 12 to 17 years travelling on and after 15 June 2022

  • Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents travellers of age 12 to 17 years with 1 dose for Johnson & Johnson vaccine or with 2 doses for all other vaccines are only allowed to exit Brunei if travellers have obtained second dose of COVID-19 vaccine not more than 3 months prior to the departure date.  
  • Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents travellers of age 12 to 17 years with booster dose of COVID-19 are allowed to exit Brunei.  
  • Required to complete registration through the e-Register system at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) website.   
  • Obtain Travel Medical Insurance with COVID-19 coverage of a minimum coverage of BND 20,000 from Brunei-based or overseas insurer.   The insurance must be valid for the duration of their stay in the foreign country. 
  • The following travellers are exempted from being required to obtain Travel Medical insurance with COVID-19 coverage: 
    • Brunei citizens and permanent residents who are exiting Brunei for employment, studies or as eligible dependent or hold a long term visa/immigration pass in the destination country.
    • Permanent residents who are travelling to their country of nationality.
    • Civil servants who are travelling overseas for Government-sponsored official travel.  Travellers need to show a valid supporting document which states that they are on Government-sponsored official travel.  

Travellers of age below 12 years travelling on and after 15 June 2022

Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents travellers of age below 12 years are allowed to exit Brunei, provided that: 

  • Travellers must adhere parent’s or guardian’s Vaccinated Traveller protocols who are travelling together with them. 

Additional requirement for study or employment

  • Citizens and Permanent Residents of Brunei exiting Brunei for education (Student) must complete online registration forms via the links below:   
  • Brunei citizens and permanent residents of Brunei exiting Brunei for employment, studying or as eligible independent must fulfil the requirements of visa/immigration.  

Entering into Brunei on and after 15 June 2022

Fully vaccinated travellers travelling on and after 15 June 2022

  • Fully vaccinated Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents are allowed to enter Brunei.
  • Complete an E-Health Arrival Declaration Form (ADF) not more than 24 hours before departure to Brunei. 

Unvaccinated travellers travelling on and after 15 June 2022

  • Unvaccinated Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents travellers are allowed to enter Brunei. 
  • Does not need to show proof of medical exemption for COVID-19 vaccination. 
  • Complete an E-Health Arrival Declaration Form (ADF) not more than 24 hours before departure to Brunei. 
  • Make advanced online payment of BND 100.00 for the post-arrival COVID-19 tests from BruHealth Portal
    • Obtain a ‘Government of Brunei Darussalam’ or ‘Ministry of Health’ payment receipt stating the traveller’s name and passport number.  
  • Upon arrival in Brunei, unvaccinated Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents travellers are required to:
    • Step 1: Perform ART upon arrival (being day of arrival as Day 1). 
    • ART test can be done by travellers themselves when they arrive at their isolation accommodation (home residence or hotels). 
    • Step 2: Serve their mandatory self-isolation and remain within home residence or hotel accommodation until they receive negative result of their Day 3 post-arrival RT-PCR test.  
    • Step 3: Perform RT-PCR test on Day 3 after arrival.  
    • COVID-19 RT-PCR can be done at health centres or private health clinics that offer RT-PCR swab test services listed here.
    • *Step 4: If unvaccinated Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents travellers are tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival, travellers are required to undergo a period of isolation in compliance with existing health protocols. 

Travellers of age below 18 years of age travelling on and after 15 June 2022

Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents travellers of age below 18 years are allowed to enter Brunei, provided that: 

  • Travellers must adhere to parent’s or guardian’s Vaccinated Traveller protocols who are travelling together.