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Public transports, driving schools to resume operation

NationalPublic transports, driving schools to resume operation

As Brunei enters the transition phase, the government has decided to ease restrictions by allowing driving schools to conduct lessons and examinations and public transportation to resume operations. 

The announcement was made by the Minister of Transport and Info-Communication Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof during the daily COVID-19 press conference held today at the Dewan Al-Afiah Berakas. 

In regards to this, the minister shared some of the resumption guidelines for the said matter as follow:

The reopening of driving schools, examinations and driving tests

More than two dozen driving schools will open their doors to pupils from around the four districts who are preparing for their practical driving exam. 

Students will be able to begin driving training on November 20, 2021, in order to be well-prepared for their driving tests, which will commence on November 27, 2021, according to their individual schedules. 

The Driving Test Circuit Complex Kg Sungai Akar and other JPD branches in other districts have reserved 318 slots for practical driving tests between November 27 and December 31, with 15 slots per day. Each driving school will manage its own practical driving test slots. 

All instructors, examiners, and students are mandated to complete two doses of COVID-19 vaccines and carry out the antigen rapid test (ART) as stated in the Driving Schools guidelines on November 12 2021, via the website www.jpm.gov.bn. 

Guidelines for land and water transport services

Land transport services such as public buses, taxi and e-hailing services such as DART, and water transport such as water taxi, cruise ships, and boats, should follow the guidelines as follow:

Only drivers, officers, and passengers who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are allowed. 

For buses, taxis and e-hailing, there is a 50% capacity for passengers, excluding the driver. Only two passengers are permitted for taxi and e-hailing services if the vehicle’s load is five people. With a seven-passenger capacity load, only three passengers are restricted. For water transportation, this is the case as well. 

The public transportation system allows only those with a green or yellow code to board. 


Full guidelines on land and water public transportation services can be obtained from www.jpm.gov.bn.

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