Roundup: Brunei adjusts COVID-19 control measures amid slight decline in cases in 9 weeks


By Xue Fei
  • World
  • Tuesday, 29 Nov 2022

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 Steering Committee of Brunei announced on Monday the latest amendments to COVID-19 control measures, which will commence on Thursday.

According to the committee, 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, travelers who wish to obtain such insurance for their own peace of mind are welcome to do so.

Citizens of Brunei traveling 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 in the country has become optional.

The committee said that 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 the citizens and residents of Brunei.

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, currently, two hospitalized cases are held in the intensive care unit and no cases require oxygen assistance.

As of Nov. 27, 78.8 percent of Brunei's population have received three doses of COVID-19 vaccines, while 11.2 percent have taken a fourth dose.

The COVID-19 vaccines of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and China's Sinopharm are those administered in the Southeast Asian country.

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