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Travel Advisory for Citizens and Residents of Brunei

Travel Advisory for Citizens and Residents of Brunei Darussalam

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.

Arriving into Brunei

Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents are required to present a valid and approved Arrival Declaration Form (ADF) upon arrival. An RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 is required and must be performed not more than 48 hours before departure.

RB advises to refer to Prime Minister’s Office for the latest entry guidelines.

Departing from Brunei

Following Brunei government regulation, please note that from 16 March 2020 all citizens and residents of Brunei (including other nationalities holding green identification cards) are restricted from leaving the country, except for certain circumstances such as undergoing medical care, attending court hearings, or resuming study abroad. Permission for travel must be approved by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) through their Travel Portal.

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 with immediate effect.

In a press release on 1 June 2021, the Prime Minister’s Office has updated the Exit-Travel Application Guidelines for all citizens and residents of Brunei Darussalam. Effective 1 August 2021, in addition to all other exit-travel requirements, all citizens and residents of Brunei Darussalam exiting the country, are required to have received COVID-19 vaccines before exiting the country.

View foreign nationals entry and exit requirements

Travel Green List

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

Exit Requirement from 1 January 2022

Exiting Brunei Darussalam to Travel Green List (GL)

Non-essential travel to Green List (GL) countries/regions is permitted for Brunei Citizens and all Residents of Brunei without applying for exit approval from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

Pre-departure Exit Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

  • Complete registration via e-Register System on Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) website before exiting the country (for Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents only)
  • Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents who will be exiting Brunei for short visit purpose are required to purchase Travel Medical Insurance with COVID-19 coverage (minimum coverage of BND$50,000) from preferred insurance agent or company (either from Brunei-based or overseas insurer) before departure date. The insurance must be valid for the duration of their stay in the foreign country.
  • Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents who are currently residing in a foreign country for the purpose of employment, studying or as eligible dependent are not required to purchase Travel Medical Insurance before their scheduled travel date it they are scheduled to return to the foreign country after entering Brunei for short trip.
  • All travellers to receive full regime of COVID-19 vaccination with the second dose taken within 14 days to 3 months prior to departure or have received a booster dose.
  • All travellers to complete the Travel Declaration via BruHealth

Pre-departure Exit Requirements for Non-Vaccinated Travellers

  • Non-vaccinated Brunei Citizens, Permanent Residents and foreigners (intending to return to Brunei post travel) must obtain Exit Approval from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to exit the country should they have a medical exemption.
  • Non-vaccinated travellers are allowed to exit the country for essential travel only.
  • Complete registration via e-Register System on Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) website before exiting the country (for Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents only)
  • Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents who will be exiting Brunei for short visit purpose are required to purchase a Travel Medical Insurance with COVID-19 coverage (minimum coverage of BND$50,000) from preferred insurance agent or company (either from Brunei-based or overseas insurer) before departure date. The insurance must be valid for the duration of their stay in the foreign country.
  • Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents who are currently residing in a foreign country for the purpose of employment, studying or as eligible dependent are not required to purchase Travel Medical Insurance before their scheduled travel date it they are scheduled to return to the foreign country after entering Brunei for short trip.
  • All travellers to complete the Travel Declaration via BruHealth

It is the traveller’s responsibility to fulfill any other requirements as required by the destination country. 

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:

  • Vaccination record indicating full vaccination for COVID-19 with the second dose within 14 days to 3 months prior to departure or have received a booster dose
  • Travel Declaration via BruHealth
  • A valid Travel Medical Insurance certificate with COVID-19 coverage (minimum coverage of BND$50,000)
  • Exit Approval from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), if applicable

Exiting Brunei Darussalam to Non-travel Green List (GL)

Travel to non-Green List countries/regions is allowed for essential travel only and require exit approval from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)

Entry Requirement from 1 January 2022

Entering Brunei from Travel Green List (GL)

Effective 1 January 2022, Brunei Citizens and all Residents of Brunei entering 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 and 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 Organisation (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. Travellers should refrain from leaving their place of residence for non-essential reasons during the period of time 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.
  • 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 (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 visa (for visa-required passport holders)
  • A valid payment receipt for post-arrival COVID-19 RT-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 RT-PCR test and Antigen Rapid Test (ART) at Brunei International Airport and remain self-isolated at your declared hotel accommodation until receipt of negative arrival RT-PCR test. 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 (GL)

Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents travelling from Non-Travel Green List countries are allowed to return to Brunei Darussalam and are not required to obtain Entry Travel Pass (ETP) for entry into the country.

Pre-Departure and 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.
  • 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.

  • 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 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.
  • 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.

Entering Brunei for non-vaccinated Citizens and Permanent Residents of Brunei

Non-vaccinated Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents may return to Brunei Darussalam and are not required to obtain Entry Travel Pass (ETP).

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. Travellers should refrain from leaving their place of residence for non-essential reasons during the period of time between undergoing 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 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.
  • 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.

  • 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 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.