Data Last Updated: October 15, 2020
Brunei Darussalam is presently closed to travellers visiting for tourist purposes.
Effective 15 September 2020, foreign nationals may be allowed entry into Brunei for essential business travel and other considerations on a case-to-case basis.
All visitors arriving into Brunei (with appropriate approvals and documentation from the Brunei government), will be required to undergo a minimum of 2 to 14 days self-isolation period immediately at appointed monitoring centres in accordance with the Infectious Diseases Act (204).
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
Brunei plans to further ease controls from Sept. 28 amid reduced local coronavirus disease (COVID-19) activity.
Arcades and playgrounds will be able to operate at 80 percent capacity. Swimming pools can open at full capacity, as long as the number of users does not exceed 100.
Additionally, authorities will allow competitive events for select sports, including badminton, golf, sepak takraw, squash, table tennis, and tennis, with protocols in place. Safeguards include requiring organizers to obtain official permits and banning spectators.
Food establishments, markets, educational institutions, tuition centers, childcare centers, driving schools, music schools, sports facilities, galleries, libraries, museums, and elderly activity centers can continue to operate at full capacity. Religious sites can continue to operate at full capacity for people above the age of 12.
Activities outside classrooms, including morning assemblies and curriculum activities, remain suspended at educational institutions. Mass gatherings can involve up to 350 people. Trade fairs can occur with protocols, such as requiring workers to wear masks, spacing booths at least three meters apart, and banning entry for people showing flu-like symptoms
Airlines & Transport
All commercial flights are still banned.
Foreigners with essential or business needs can transit through Brunei by land, with protocols in place.
Measures include limiting the travel duration through Brunei, such as one hour for those going from Labu to Ujong Jalan in eastern Brunei or three hours for people traveling from Kuala Lurah to Sungai Tujoh in western Brunei.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Information for Non-Tourists
Effective 15 September 2020, foreign nationals may be allowed entry into Brunei for essential business travel and other considerations on a case-to-case basis. All visitors arriving into Brunei (with appropriate approvals and documentation from the Brunei government), will be required to undergo a minimum of 2 to 14 days self-isolation period immediately at appointed monitoring centres in accordance with the Infectious Diseases Act (204). Any foreign nationals who receive permission to travel into Brunei will also be required to present:
Valid Entry Travel Pass
A negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT PCR) test result from a designated medical center that is recognized by the government of the country of departure; undertaken 72 hours prior to travelling to Brunei. Official document must clearly state “RT PCR” in order to be authenticated.
Proof of valid hotel booking for at least 6 days starting on the day of arrival.
Proof of a valid air ticket
Proof of a valid visa (for visa-required passport holders)
Proof of payment for post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test, if applicable.
Proof of installation of BruHealth app on mobile device
Guests who fail to present all required documents will be denied boarding.
1Cases Per 100,000
Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days
For Brunei Darussalam