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COVID-19: New restrictive measures for entry and exit from Brunei

Date:

03/21/2020


COVID-19: New restrictive measures for entry and exit from Brunei

Local health authorities have introduced restrictive measures both for entering and leaving the country. Short-term visitors are not allowed to enter and transit through the country. It is possible to apply for an exemption if you are sponsored by the government or a local company. This measure does not apply to the citizens and residents of Brunei, who will have to observe a period of 14 days of self-isolation. All foreign travelers are required to undergo the COVID-19 test and to bear the costs of the swab, amounting to $ 1,000 Brunei Dollars, and the costs of self-isolation in a designated facility.

As of March 16, the ban on exiting the country applies to all citizens and residents, with the exception of the following cases: the need to undergo urgent medical treatment, participation in judicial hearings and the continuation of studies abroad. Requests for leaving the country are subject to the approval of the Prime Minister's office and must be submitted by writing an email to: travelapplication@jpm.gov.bn. In case of difficulty in using the indicated procedure, please report it to the Embassy of Italy in Singapore.

For the latest updates, please visit:

• the website of the Ministry of Health of Brunei

• the Viaggiaresicuri website

• the website of the Italian Embassy in Singapore.

There is also a Telegram Channel and a dedicated telephone Health Advice Line 148 (HAL 148) (operating 24 hours a day) providing updates on the situation in Brunei.

 


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