Benefit From Close Relations

All Brunei Darussalam citizens and permanent residents staying abroad or intending to travel overseas are required to register with the e-Register System at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website or with the nearest diplomatic office. This will assist the country's diplomatic missions in contacting them during emergencies. The Second Minister of Foreign Affairs explained the efforts taken by the ministry and other government agencies to help Bruneians staying overseas who wish to return home during the COVID-19 situation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs faced a number of difficult issues during the process of returning Bruneians, especially from countries where Brunei Darussalam has not established or does not have representative offices. In this case the ministry benefited from the country's close relations with friendly nations by requesting their assistance to bring Bruneians home. In return, Brunei Darussalam also offers the services of its national carrier to the friendly nations.

Source: Radio Television Brunei