COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: May 16, 2022 *** Effective 12:01 EST December 6, all inbound air travelers aged two or older, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test ( PCR, antigen, or certain at-home tests) taken within one calendar day prior to departure, or documentation of recovery in the past 90 days. Rapid antigen tests and proctored home tests are acceptable for travel, and requirements can be found on the CDC website . U.S. persons …

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One-Day Testing Requirement for All International Air Travelers Destined for the United States

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (December 7, 2021) Location:  Worldwide Event: Effective 12:01 EST December 6, all air travelers aged two and above will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day prior to departure, or documentation of recovery in the past 90 …

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Enroll in or Update Your Information in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (November 24, 2021) Location:  Brunei Event:  Enroll in or update your information in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan is conducting an annual verification of STEP enrollments.  Please log in to your STEP account to verify that your profile, phone numbers, email …

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Travel Advisory – Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (November 2, 2021) Location:  Worldwide Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant …

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Resumption of Routine Consular Services

U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan has resumed routine visa interviews and passport applications effective August 16.  If you are planning to travel to the United States, please book an appointment online and visit the Embassy.  For routine passport and citizenship services appointments, click here .  For nonimmigrant visa services appointments, click here . Assistance: U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Simpang 336-52-16-9, Jalan …

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Waiver Process for CDC Order on Pre-Flight Testing

Waiver to the testing requirement may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when extraordinary emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s health and safety, and testing cannot be completed before travel.  There are no waivers available for individuals who tested positive for COVID-19.  Individuals – or …

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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and …

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Health Alert (COVID-19 Update #44) – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (November 3, 2020) Location:  Brunei Event:  The Brunei Ministry of Health has confirmed 148 cases of COVID-19 in Brunei Darussalam.  The Embassy urges all U.S. citizens in Brunei to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts. Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) has announced plans to operate a commercial …

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Resumption of Routine Passport and Citizenship Services

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (June 15, 2020) Location: Brunei Event: Resumption of Routine Passport and Citizenship Services U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan has resumed routine passport and citizenship services effective June 15.  U.S. citizens can once again obtain Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and full-validity passports by applying …

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Heightened Middle East Tensions

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists. Review your …

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Third Party Attendance at Passport and CRBA Appointment Interviews

Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport or CRBA applicants to their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Passport or CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview.  Attendance by any third party, …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Location: Brunei, countrywide Event: The Government of Brunei Darussalam will commence full implementation of the Syariah Penal Code (SPC) on April 3, 2019. The full SPC introduces new judicial procedures and punishments, including, for certain offenses and under certain evidentiary circumstances, amputation of hands or feet and death by stoning. The SPC applies regardless of …

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