COVID-19 travel restrictions: Brunei

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This article was published on June 27, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Brunei?

Entry to Brunei is restricted now. Please read the information presented below to find out more about the current COVID-19 restrictions.

Can I enter Brunei if I am vaccinated?

Woman at airport in front of departure board wearing surgical mask — ShutterstockForeign nationals can only enter the country for tourism purposes if they are fully vaccinated — Shutterstock

You can enter Brunei if you are vaccinated; in fact, only fully vaccinated travelers are allowed into the country for tourism.

 At present, there are four vaccines approved in Brunei:

  • Moderna (Spikevax)
  • Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • Covilo (Sinopharm) 
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

Please make sure that you can present all of the following:

  • A vaccination certificate
  • An arrival declaration form submitted no earlier than 24 hours prior to departure
  • The BruHealth App
  • The receipt of payment for a post-arrival RT-PCR test and a rapid antigen test ($100) that specifies the name and passport number of the traveler
  • Proof of travel insurance that includes cover for COVID-19 treatment (to the minimum value of $50,000)
  • The negative result of a PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival, or of a rapid antigen test taken no more than 24 hours prior to arrival

If you recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days prior to arrival and have proof of this, you are exempt from presenting a negative PCR test result.

Can I enter Brunei if I am unvaccinated?

Please be aware that unvaccinated travelers cannot enter Brunei for tourism; they must have an essential reason for traveling.

Who cannot enter Brunei?

As of April 2022, the government of Brunei divides all states into “Travel Green List” countries and “Non-Green List” countries. 

Currently, foreign nationals coming from Travel Green List countries only are permitted to enter the country for tourism, namely:

  • Australia
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Malaysia (air passengers only)
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Saudi Arabia

Travelers from Non-Green List countries cannot enter Brunei for tourism at the moment.

Can I leave Brunei?

You can leave Brunei. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Health stresses that no travel is risk-free during COVID-19.

Can I leave Brunei if I am vaccinated?

Vaccinated travelers can leave Brunei.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of complete vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format

Please also make yourself aware of any potential testing requirements at your destination country. 

Can I leave Brunei if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated foreign travelers can leave Brunei. 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements at your destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Brunei currently

As of April 2022, the COVID-19 situation in Brunei is moderate.

FAQs

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque — ShutterstockSultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in in Bandar Seri Begawan — Shutterstock

Is it safe to travel to Brunei right now?

It is currently safe to travel to Brunei. Please be aware of the following local Covid-preventative measures:

  • Wearing masks is mandatory in all public places
  • For public or private gatherings, attendance is limited to 75% of the venue capacity 
  • Unvaccinated travelers can enter a venue only if they can present a negative antigen test result that is no more than 48 hours old

Is Bandar Seri Begawan open for travel?

Currently, Bandar Seri Begawan is open to travelers. COVID-19 restrictions in the capital are the same as those in the rest of the country.

Do I have to go into quarantine if I go to Brunei?

Fully vaccinated visitors from Travel Green List countries must self-isolate until they receive a negative result from their post-arrival RT-PCR test.

Vaccinated travelers from Non-Green List countries must self-isolate for five days before taking their post-arrival RT-PCR test. If this result is negative, they can stop self-isolating.

From 1 April 2022, travelers that recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 90 days are exempt from undergoing self-isolation, providing they can provide proof of their recovery.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Brunei?

Currently, all applications issued by Travel Green List countries are accepted in Brunei. In addition, make sure that you have all the applications and declarations listed in the Travel documents section of this article.

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