Foreign workers in the oil and gas sector are required to undergo COVID-19 tests at their country of origin before entering the country. The Minister of Health underlined the matter at the question and answer session, adding that the foreign worker will also undergo second another COVID-19 test and quarantine as soon as they arrived in the country.
Yang Berhormat this is an improvement made by the Ministry of Energy as people working in the oil and gas industry forms is a close knit community. This is an additional requirement that has been imposed for quite some time to boost confidence on the person’s condition before arriving in the country, a measure that is highly welcomed by the Ministry of Health. Yang Berhormat added that the COVID-19 test must be conducted on the foreign worker at least 48 hours prior to their departure.
Source: Radio Television Brunei