Brunei borders not fully open just yet, entry limited to those with permits

Noni (right) receiving a memento from Lee at the his ministry's office.

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KUCHING, Feb 11: Only transit vehicles with permits issued by the government of Brunei Darussalam are allowed to pass through its borders at the moment.

Minister of Transport Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin said such entries are only limited to official government travels, students, emergency services, and vaccinated foreign transport operators with cross-country permits for import deliveries of essential goods.

He said, however, both Brunei and Sarawak are looking forward to the opening of the Miri, Limbang, and Lawas borders when Covid-19 vaccination has reached satisfactory level.

“This is very important for better connectivity, doing business and increasing tourism activities between both Negara Brunei Darussalam and Sarawak,” he said in a statement today.

Lee and his ministry received a courtesy call from Her Excellency Consul General of Negara Brunei Darussalam Noni Zurainah Ismi and Brunei Consul Muhd Adib Yazid Mohd Zaini this morning at Baitulmakmur, Petra Jaya here.

During the meeting, several matters were discussed which includes workers and students travelling cross-border, transporters supplying essential goods crossing Brunei borders, the Covid-19 situations in Brunei and Sarawak, as well as guidelines to cross the border through land and air transportation. — DayakDaily