Ministry of Finance and Economy recently announced the revised Exit and Entry Charges for all vehicles travelling via any land border posts in Brunei, starting Monday, 12 December 2022.
The new fees will be imposed per vehicle based on passenger capacity and no longer be charged per person.
The rates are for all Bruneian and foreign-registered vehicles. Meanwhile, those who have paid for their travels after 12 December, payments will be refunded by the Royal Customs and Excise Department.
This change was previously revealed by Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Halbi Haji Mohd Yussof at a press briefing.
The new exit and entry charges are as follows:
i) Vehicles with a passenger capacity not exceeding seven people including the driver, will be charged $3 per vehicle one-way.
ii) Vehicles with a passenger capacity of eight and up to 25 people including the driver, such as vans or minibuses, will be charged $6 per vehicle one-way.
iii) Vehicles with a passenger capacity of more than 25 people including the driver, such as buses, will be charged $10 per vehicle one-way.
iv) Commercial vehicles that do not require x-ray screening will be charged $6 per vehicle one-way.
v) Commercial vehicles requiring x-ray screening will be charged $10 per vehicle one-way.
However, pedestrians are exempted from the payment as well as vehicles listed below:
(iii) Vehicles owned by the Government of Brunei Darussalam or foreign governments to carry out official duties
(iv) Vehicles owned by an officer of the Government of Brunei Darussalam or foreign governments to carry out official duties
(v) Vehicles owned by the Royal Brunei Armed Forces
(vi) Vehicles such as ambulances, fire engines, police vehicles and vehicles used for funerals; and
(vii) Vehicles used by any persons under Diplomatic Privileges (Vienna Convention) Act (Chapter 117) and Consular Relations Act (Chapter 118).
The minister added that for smooth travel across the land border control posts, the public is advised to register, apply and pay the Exit and Entry Charges through the EES portal https://login.bdnsw.gov.bn/ees/user/login and obtain a QR code in advance, prior to their trip.
“Ensure that travel documents are with at least three months validity before the date of expiry when travelling across the land border control posts, as required by the Department of Immigration and National Registration,” concluded the minister.
For further enquiries, kindly contact the Royal Customs and Excise Department through their hotline 2382361 or 8323741 during office hours or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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