02 September 2020
There is little available information about the treatment of migrants or asylum seekers in Brunei. The government reports that the country has no asylum seekers or refugees, although in the past the country has reported that it has more than 20,000 stateless residents. On 17 March, the Health Ministry stated that “any individual arriving in Brunei” would face a penalty of “imprisonment up to a period of 6 months, or a fine up to $10,000, or both” if they did not comply with the mandatory quarantine. As of 2 September 2020, there had been 144 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country.
- UNHCR, “Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Compilation Report – Universal Periodic Review, 3rd Cycle, 33rd Session: Brunei Darussalam,” UNHCR, https://www.refworld.org/country,,UNHCR,,BRN,,5ccab7d67,0.html
- A. Bodetti, “How Brunei Beat COVID-19,” The Diplomat, 22 June 2020, https://thediplomat.com/2020/06/how-brunei-beat-covid-19/
- Ministry of Health Brunei Darussalam, “No New Case COVID-19 Reported Today, 2 September 2020,” Ministry of Health Brunei Darussalam, 2 September 2020, http://www.moh.gov.bn/Lists/Latest%20news/NewDispForm.aspx?ID=580