Brunei will scrap its Covid-era requirement for international travellers to purchase travel medical insurance before entering or leaving the country. The change comes into effect from 1 December, applying to both Brunei citizens and foreign nationals.
The insurance requirement was originally introduced in April, following the end of formal travel restrictions in the sultanate.
Brunei citizens will no longer have to register travel information via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs e-Register online portal from the same day – however, the government still recommends registration to aid its ability to support citizens in the event of an incident overseas.
The government also announced extended hours at immigration control posts at land border checkpoints in Sungai Tujoh, Labu, Ujong Jalan and Kuala Lurah, from the previous closing time at 6:00 pm, to 10:00 pm.
The country previously removed its testing and vaccination requirements for incoming foreign travellers on 15 September.