Covid-19 measures eased as cases decline


The Covid-19 Steering Committee of Brunei has announced the latest amendments to Covid-19 control measures.

According to the committee, starting tomorrow, citizens and residents of Brunei, including foreign nationals, who wish to exit and enter the country via land, sea and air will no longer be required to possess travel medical insurance with Covid-19 coverage.

However, travellers who wish to obtain such insurance for their own peace of mind are welcome to do so.

Citizens of Brunei travelling overseas are also encouraged to inform the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of their travel details by submitting them via the ministry’s website.

After previous amendments, Brunei requires no Covid-19 tests, quarantine or full vaccination status for visitors to the sultanate. The use of face masks indoors or outdoors has become optional.

The committee said it will continue to monitor the current situation of Covid-19 in the country while ensuring that any control measures imposed are appropriate in order to maintain the safety, security and well-being of citizens and residents.

Brunei logged a daily average of 643 new Covid-19 cases in the past week compared to 649 cases per day the week before, marking the first decrease in the past nine weeks, official statistics showed on Monday.

According to Brunei’s health ministry, there are currently two hospitalised cases in the intensive care unit and neither requires oxygen assistance.

As of Sunday, 78.8% of Brunei’s population have received three doses of Covid-19 vaccines, while 11.2% have taken a fourth dose.

The Covid-19 vaccines of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and China’s Sinopharm are currently being administered in the South-East Asian country. — Xinhua

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