KUCHING: The Brunei Darussalam Consulate General here has informed the Sarawak Transport Ministry that all transport operators, including from Sarawak, must meet four requirements before entering the sultanate.
The requirements made by the Ministry of Health, Brunei were announced in a press release on May 31, June 15 and the latest, July 26.
The four requirements are to have a Brunei Darussalam cross-country permit, vaccinated with two doses of Covid-19 vaccine, a negative rT-PCR swab test result valid for two weeks but only 72 hours for non-transporters, and a negative antigen rapid test (ART) result for each and every admission into the country.
Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin said the ministry would inform and prepare Sarawak registered transporters and other essential travellers on the new requirements.
“Tthe ART will be administered to the transporters free of charge at the land border of Brunei by staff from their Ministry of Health.
“All registered transporters and other essential travellers from Sarawak must take note that they will be denied entry into Brunei should they have an ART positive result on the day of entry.
“By enforcing the requirements as stipulated in item 3 above, including the latest one that is negative ART result, the Brunei Ministry of Health is aiming to prevent the possible importation and subsequent transmission of Covid-19 in Brunei.”
All foreign registered transporters, including from Sarawak, are advised to check the website at www.moh.gov.bn or call the Health Advice Line 148 during office hours for the latest requirements before applying to enter Brunei.