Brunei Darussalam Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Brunei Darussalam Travel Vaccines and Advice

You should not miss the chance to visit Brunei! Nestled in the north of the island of Borneo, this country is often defined by its harmonious mix of cultures such as Chinese, Malaysian, and Indigenous. Brunei is a portal to enjoy both the beauty of the Asian rainforest and to experience a getaway in Ulu Temburong National Park. You will continue to be suprised by taking a trip to the capital Bandar Seri Begawan, famous for its lavish mosque adorned with high minarets and golden cupolas. The seashore along the Southern Chinese coast proves a tranquil environment, perfect for lounging in the sun. For an authentic experience, make sure to discover the rural villages by boat. In order to experience the luscious vegetation, try to visit Brunei in February to mid-April.

Make sure you know about Brunei’s medical care and safety and security tips.
The mosque of Omar Ali Saifuddin in Brunei By Abdullah Geelah at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Recommended travel vaccinations for Brunei Darussalam

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Japanese EncephalitisMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Brunei Darussalam

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin/SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Brunei Darussalam


Medical Care in Brunei Darussalam

In Brunei, it is possible to access basic medical care of good quality, despite the country still suffering from lack of medical supplies. Rest assured that most doctors have completed their training in western countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand. There are four public hospitals throughout the country. The main one is Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital (RIPAS), which offers specialized services and ambulatory emergency care. The other three are private, including Jerudong Park Medical Center, Borneo Clinic and Hart Medical Clinic.

In order to access medicines, it is possible to use one of the 24 pharmaceutical services available in the country.

To request ambulance services in Brunei, dial 991.

Is Brunei Darussalam Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Low risk
Road safety Low risk
Public transportation Bus unreliable
Trekking/mountaineering/hiking Hike with a guide
Risk level Normal security precautions
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Brunei Darussalam?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Brunei Darussalam for trips under 14 days. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure. Longer trips, as well as business and student trips, require a visa.

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Embassy of Canada to Brunei Darussalam information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian High Commission to Brunei Darussalam (BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN)
Street Address:
5th Floor, Jalan McArthur Building, No. 1, Jalan McArthur,
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Tel.: 673 (2) 22-00-43
Fax: 673 (2) 22-00-40

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the high commission’s website