COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: October 22, 2021 *** Effective January 26, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from …

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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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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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