COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: September 4, 2020 Country-Specific Information: The Brunei Ministry of Health has confirmed 145 cases of COVID-19 in Brunei Darussalam. Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) has announced plans to operate a commercial flight to London’s Heathrow Airport departing Bandar Seri Begawan on Monday, September 14.  Booking information is available on the RBA website.  Please note …

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Health Alert (COVID-19 Update #43) – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (September 4, 2020) Location:  Brunei Event:  The Brunei Ministry of Health has confirmed 145 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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Change to the Embassy’s Consular Section Telephone Number

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (July 8, 2020) Location: Brunei Event: Change to the Embassy’s Consular Section Telephone Number U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan wishes to inform the U.S. citizen community that the Embassy’s Consular Section can be reached at a new telephone number, (673) 238-7500.  Please note that …

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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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