Brunei Removes All Countries From Travel Green List To Curb The Spread Of Omicron

Brunei Removes All Countries From Travel Green List To Curb The Spread Of Omicron 
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According to Xinhua, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said that in light of the current COVID-19 situation, particularly the increased cases in several countries and the threat posed by the Omicron variant, the COVID-19 Steering Committee agreed to remove all countries from the Travel Green List temporarily.


Brunei Removes All Countries From Travel Green List To Curb The Spread Of Omicron 

On Wednesday, Brunei’s government amended travel restrictions, temporarily removing all countries from the Travel Green List.

According to Xinhua, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said that in light of the current COVID-19 situation, particularly the increased cases in several countries and the threat posed by the Omicron variant, the COVID-19 Steering Committee agreed to remove all countries from the Travel Green List temporarily.

In this regard, there will be no countries placed in the Travel Green List from Jan 1, 2022," the PMO said.

Brunei announced earlier this month that beginning January 1, 2022, citizens and residents of Brunei, as well as foreign nationals who have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations, will be permitted to leave the country via air transportation for non-essential travel to countries on the Travel Green List, including Australia, China, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

Source - The Star

Britain was removed from the Travel Green List a week early due to the fast spread of the novel COVID-19 Omicron variant.

According to the PMO, recently amended standards require all travellers to take an RT-PCR test 48 hours before departing the country.

Foreigners wishing to visit Brunei temporarily for essential purposes must get entry-travel authorisation. Also, all incoming travellers must undergo compulsory self-isolation at specified hotels and must adhere to an Antigen Rapid Test upon arrival in the country and an RT-PCR test on the fifth day after arrival.

Essential outbound travel is permitted for Bruneian citizens and permanent residents who have secured exit-travel approval and received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine between 14 days to three months before the departure or who have received a booster dose.

As of December 28, 94.5 percent of Brunei’s population had gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 93.2 percent had completed their two-dose vaccination schedule, and 17.9 percent had received three doses.

On Wednesday, the government announced four more confirmed cases of COVID-19, increasing the total to 15,465.

Brunei’s Ministry of Health said that three of the four documented cases were local infections, and one was imported.

In Brunei, a total of 100 active cases are still being examined and monitored, and 100 individuals have died.

Source – BERNAMA

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