ENTERING RECOVERY PHASE

Government announced a two-week lockdown with stricter control measures after first local COVID-19 cases in 15 months.

MEASURES

  • As of 7 August 2021, the Ministry of Health tightened restriction nationwide after new community cases were reported following zero community infections in past 15 months. These measures include:
    • Food establishments can only serve takeaway and delivery orders; no dine-in for restaurants
    • Public facilities such as places of worships, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, leisure centres and cinemas are closed
    • Non-essential sector workers to work from home and educational institute are to conduct online lesson
    • All residents in Brunei are not to leave their premises other than those exempted by the Ministry of Health
    • Mass events and gatherings are capped at 30 people
    • Masks are mandatory for all indoor and outdoor venues
    • Public are urged to use the BruHealth app and activate Bluetooth function in public places, as well as ensure scanning of QR code so that timely contact tracing can be conducted
    • The national carrier Royal Brunei Airlines (BI) continues to serve only limited routes. The services that remain operational include flights to and from Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Manila, Melbourne, and Singapore