Brunei Travel medicine, vaccinations and warnings
In Brunei, the following diseases are to be expected, which are not or less common in Germany or Central and Northern Europe:
- Malaria: There is no risk of malaria infection in Brunei. The country was declared malaria-free by the WHO back in 1987.
- Amoebic dysentery
- Bacterial agitation
- dengue fever
- Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria
- Japan encephalitis
- Polio, polio
when traveling to Brunei are recommended vaccinations against the following diseases:
- Cholera – but only among travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
- Diphtheria – a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
- Hepatitis A and B
- Japan encephalitis
- Polio, polio – vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
- Tetanus – a vaccination against tetanus should always exist, also in the home country.
- Typhoid – but only for travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
For all persons older than one year and coming from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, there is a compulsory vaccination against an illness with yellow fever.
Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany
Phone: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000
Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 51000
What’s the best way to get to Brunei?
The airport in Bandar Seri Begawan is served by the airlines Royal Brunei Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International and Philippines Airlines. These connect Bandar Seri Begawan directly with around 25 cities.
Overland, the main bus route runs from Mirir to Satawak. You can also take the routes from Limban or Lawas in Sarawak to Bangar in Brunei.
You can reach Brunei from Malaysia by ferries from the following cities: Labuan, Miri, Sungai Tujoh in Kuala Beliat.
Travel in the country
There are numerous taxis in the capital and at the airport.
taxis Water taxis operate along the Brunei River and in Kampong Ayer. Water taxis run to Temburong. The Malaysian cities of Lawas, Limbang, Lawas, Sundar and Labuan will continue to be served.
You can get around the capital and the administrative district very easily by bus. However, if you want to drive to the country, you should rent a car.
Brunei has a total of 2,250 km of paved roads.
The rental car is the ideal means of transportation if you want to explore the countryside. There are numerous car rental companies in the capital.
International license plate
According to Abbreviationfinder, Brunei’s international license plate is:
Brunei: travel information, diplomatic representations
Travelers with a German, British, Malay or Singapore passport are allowed to enter Germany without a visa for 30 days if their passport is still valid for more than six months.
The fee is US $ 3 to Malaysia and US $ 7 to all other destinations.
Import and export of goods
The possession of drugs and weapons is forbidden and threatened with the death penalty!
Visitors can bring in goods worth up to $ 1,000.
The import and export of weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties.
Non-Muslims over 17 years of age are allowed to import the following amounts of alcohol:
Two liters of hard alcohol or wine and 12 cans of beer per person.
The following goods may also be imported:
200 cigarettes or 250 g tobacco, 60 ml perfume or 2,250 ml eau de toilette.
Brunei: Currency, Shopping, and Exchange Rate
The local currency of Brunei is the
Brunei dollar = 100 cents.
Bank opening hours
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday (not all): 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Shopping and administration
Monday to Thursday and Saturday from 7.45 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Company office hours
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Daily: 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
However, you have to expect shorter and irregular opening times during the month of fasting.
Embassies, consulates and tourist office
Visit Countryaah for a full list of Brunei embassies and consulates in each country around the world.
Representations of Brunei in Germany
Embassy of Brunei Darussalam
Kronenstrasse 55 – 58
D-10117 Berlin Tel.:
0049 – (0) 30 – 20 60 76 00
hours: Mon-Thu 08: 30-12: 30, 1.30pm-4.30pm, Fri 8.30am-12.30pm, 1.00-4pm
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bandar Seri Begawan
Unit 2.01, Block A, 2nd Floor
Complex Bangunan Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah
Bandar Seri Begawan BS 8675
Tel: 00673 – 2 – 22 55 47
Email: info @ bandar-seri-begawan.diplo.de
German representations in Brunei
The Embassy in Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur is responsible .
Representations of Brunei in Austria
The responsible embassy is the embassy in Germany in Berlin .
Swiss representations in Brunei
The embassy in Singapore is responsible.
Consulate Bandar Seri Begawan
Consulate of Switzerland
Unit 402-403A, Wisma Jaya, Jalan Pemancha
Seri Begawan BS 8811
Tel: 00673 – 2 23 66 01
Email: [email protected]
Representations of Brunei in Switzerland
The responsible embassy is the embassy in Germany in Berlin.
Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources
Jalan Menteri Besar
Bandar Seri Begawan – BB3910
Tel: 00673 – 238 28 22/24/32
E-mail: [email protected]