Last Updated: 5/15/2023
Starting May 12, air passengers to the United States are no longer required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Please see: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/05/01/the-biden-administration-will-end-covid-19-vaccination-requirements-for-federal-employees-contractors-international-travelers-head-start-educators-and-cms-certified-facilities/
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes.
- Effective February 9, 2023, travelers are required to obtain an E-Arrival Card registration approval before arrival to Brunei by air, land and sea. Transit travelers are exempted from this requirements. The online E-Arrival Card registration is separate from visa requirements. No payment is required for the registration. For further information about E-Arrival Card registration, travelers may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp hotline +673 729-9550.
- Entry and exit complete vaccination requirements are no longer required.
- Citizens and permanent residents of Brunei as well as foreign visitors are no longer required to complete the Arrival Declaration Form (ADF).
- Non-fully vaccinated travelers are no longer required to undergo post-arrival COVID-19 test.
- Travel health insurance covering COVID-19 is no longer required for citizens and permanent residents of Brunei intending to travel for a short trip and short-term inbound foreign visitors. Travelers who wish to obtain such insurance are welcomed to do so.
- Travelers should be prepared for updated travel restrictions to be put into effect with little to no advance notice. Visit the website of the Prime Minister’s Office for the updates on COVID-19 control measures.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.
- Brunei International Airport implemented temperature screening requirements for all visitors. Temperature screening is also required at all land and sea-based points of entry into Brunei.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No.
- Members of the public who need to undergo a swab test for any reason are advised to go to the Sports Complex, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital, or other health centers where testing is provided.
- Members of the public who need to undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR or ART test may approach Brunei Ministry of Health approved RT-PCR and ART Certification Center where testing is provided.
- For more information, contact Brunei’s Health Advice Line 148 (within working hours), or email email@example.com, or visit the website of the Brunei Ministry of Health. 148 line is also available on WhatsApp and Telegram.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Are vaccines available in Brunei Darussalam for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes.
- The COVID-19 vaccine will be provided free of charge to citizens and residents residing in Brunei Darussalam. Visit the website of the Brunei Ministry of Health for information to Brunei Darussalam Vaccination Strategy.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- Members of the public caught violating the stay at home directive will be fined BND $500 per person for each offence.
- Any violation or breach of the BruHealth’s Digital Quarantine Order directive is an offence under the Infectious Diseases Act Chapter 204, which upon conviction can be fined up to BND $5,000.
- Any individual who fails to comply with the directive for wearing a face mask will be liable to a compound fine of BND $100 under the Infectious Diseases Act Chapter 204 Section 62A.
- Any individual who do not comply with Brunei’s quarantine and COVID-19 testing requirements, an offence under the Infectious Diseases Act Chapter 204 Section 62A, may be liable for a fine up to BND $10,000 or imprisonment for a period of up to six months, or both.
- Section 71 under the Infectious Diseases Act Chapter 204 allows for the Director-General of Health Services to compound offences under the Act. Compound rates for offences under the Infectious Diseases Act Chapter 204 is available here.
- The Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 webpage.
- Other Links:
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.
- COVID-19 Traveler Information page on travel.state.gov.
- CDC COVID-19 page.
- Travel.state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page.
- What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis.