Brunei drops RT-PCR test and quarantine starting April 1, travellers to undergo $20 antigen test

A notice issued by Ministry of Health Brunei on the latest entry requirements into the country. Photo: Ministry of Health (Brunei Darussalam) Instagram page

KUCHING, March 29: RT-PCR swab tests and mandatory quarantine will be dropped for Sarawakians, including those who have recovered from Covid-19 within 90 days, entering Brunei Darussalam starting from April 1.

In a notice issued today, the Ministry of Health Brunei said that individuals are required to undergo ART (antigen rapid test) testing upon arrival in Brunei Darussalam.

“The cost of the ART upon arrival is $20 per person. They are also exempted from undergoing mandatory self-isolation upon arrival in the country,” it said.


Those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 are also required to produce proof of recovery within the past 90 days, such as a laboratory report when entering the country.

“Any individual who enters Brunei Darussalam and had been infected with Covid-19, as well as have evidence of infection such as a Recovery Certificate where the validity period of the evidence of infection is not more than 90 days, are exempted from being required to undergo RT-PCR swab test before leaving the country of origin,” it added. — DayakDaily