BRUNEI TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

Brunei Darussalam on the island of Borneo is the closest South East Asia comes to Utopia. It’s a land of sandy beaches, forests, rivers- and no taxes. Although it’s one of the smallest countries, the Sultanate of Brunei is one of the richest nations in Asia. The Sultan of Brunei is the world’s richest monarch; the people have the highest per capita incomes in the world; there are no personal taxes; healthcare and education are free, and houses and cars are subsidised. Sounds too good to be true?

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Brunei has restricted entry and transit to all travelers except for citizens and residents.All visa issuances and exemptions are suspended. Upon arrival, travelers who are eligible for entry must present a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued within 72 hours of travel.Brunei has also introduced an exit travel ban, including for permanent residents, and expatriate workers (green identity card holders), and their dependents. Exceptions will be considered by the Prime Minister’s Office on a case-by-case basis, through email applications to travelapplication@jpm.gov.bn giving 14 days’ notice of the intention to travel, and setting out reasons why they need to leave the country. Full details are available on the Prime Minister’s Office website.Travelers from other countries who wish to enter Brunei may apply to the Brunei Immigration Department for special authorization to enter the country by downloading the form provided on the Department’s website at www.immigration.gov.bn. Travelers who have received prior authorization to enter Brunei are subject to a COVID-19 test at a cost of BND350, and will also be subject to a mandatory 15-day quarantine in a government-approved facility at their own expense.Travelers arriving in Brunei will be encouraged to download the BruHealth app. Travelers without the app may be barred from accessing a number of facilities.

 

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  • Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
  • Government: Absolute Monarchy
  • Currency : Bruneian dollar (BND) (pegged 1:1 with the Singapore dollar, SGD)
  • Area: 5,765km²
  • Population: 428 962 (2018)
  • Language: Malay (official), English (recognised)
  • Religion: Muslim (official) 67%, Buddhist 13%, Christian 10%, indigenous beliefs and other 10%
  • Electricity: 240V, 50Hz (UK plug)
 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 23 February, National Day
  • 31 May, Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day
  • 15 July, His Majesty the Sultan’s Birthday

Also, Chinese New Year, Muharram, Maulid an-Nabi, Isra Mikraj, Ramadan, Laylat al-Qadr, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Brunei Darussalam has an equatorial climate influenced by the monsoon systems known as northeast monsoon and southwest monsoon. The country generally experiences wet and hot conditions throughout the year with average annual rainfall of 3,000 mm and mean daily temperature of 28.04°C between 2010 and 2014

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HEALTH

Be aware of possible health risks in 

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Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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