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Travellers Advisory on the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19)
24 March 2020
As part of the national response to the ongoing 2019 Novel
Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Brunei Darussalam, the Government of
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam have
implemented measures as follows:
Additionally, the following measures to control incoming visitors to
Brunei Darussalam have been reviewed and are implemented as follows:
On outbound travel restrictions:
For further enquiries and information on travel restrictions, members
of the public can contact the Department of Immigration and National
Registration at (673) 2383106 or visit www.immigration.gov.bn.
Temporary Closure of Sites and Premises until further notice:
The Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery and the Tourist
Information Centre at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex
is closed beginning 18th March 2020 until further notice.
All of the additional measures above are on a temporary basis and will be reviewed from time to time.
As a precautionary measure, members of the public are reminded to maintain the following good practices at all times:
Regarding the use of face masks, the
Ministry of Health would like to share the correct way of using it.
There are various types of masks available in the market including
surgical face masks, paper masks and cloth masks. However, only surgical
face masks are recommended for use in preventing respiratory
infections. The correct procedure for wearing surgical face masks are as
Cover your mouth and nose with the surgical face mask and
ensure the inner white layer is facing your mouth and the outer (blue or
green) layer is facing outwards. Attach the straps to the back of the
ears and make sure there is no space between your face and the surgical
Do not touch the surgical face mask when you are using it.
Remove the surgical face mask by using the right technique – do
not touch the outside of the surgical face mask and remove the straps
from the back of the ears.
After removing or touching the used surgical face mask, wash your hands with water and soap or with a hand sanitizer.
The Ministry of Health of Brunei Darussalam continues
to maintain high vigilance, working alongside the World Health
Organization (WHO) and neighbouring countries to control the spread of
In this regard, the public is advised to continue to remain calm and
to not panic. The Ministry of Health, from time to time, will endeavor
to update the public on any current developments and measures being
implemented in the country. Members of the public are advised to keep
up-to-date with the latest and accurate information on the COVID-19
situation in Brunei Darussalam from trusted sources, especially only
from the Ministry of Health Brunei Darussalam. The public are advised
not to be easily deceived and believe information or news spread via the
internet or other media platforms such as WhatsApp, Twitter and
Facebook without first verifying the information.
For further information, members of the public in Brunei Darussalam
can contact Talian Darussalam 123 (24 hours) or visit the Ministry of
Health’s website at http://www.moh.gov.bn/SitePages/COVID-19.aspx for further updates.
If you suspect that you may have been in contact with an infected
individual and if symptoms of fever and other respiratory symptoms
appear, seek medical attention urgently and inform your healthcare
provider of your recent travel history. Call the Ministry of Health’s
Advice Line (24 hours) on 148 for further advice and instructions.
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