Brunei Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
yellow fever 1
cholera 2
Typhoid & Polio Yes
malaria no
Eat Drink 3


The medical care cannot be compared with Europe and may be problematic in terms of technology, equipment and hygiene in rural areas. There may also be a lack of European-trained, English- or French-speaking doctors. Adequate health insurance coverage valid worldwide and reliable travel insurance are strongly recommended. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check indexdotcom for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for all travelers who plan to enter the country within 6 days of staying in an infected area designated by the WHO and who are over one year old. Excluded are travelers who do not leave the transit area in Brunei. [2] A certificate of vaccination against cholera is not an entry requirement, but the risk of infection cannot be ruled out, especially in the Maura District. To protect oneself, one should practice careful drinking water and food hygiene. Since the effectiveness of the vaccination is disputed, it is advisable to seek medical advice in good time before you travel. [3] Nationwide there is an increased risk of infection for various infectious diseases (e.g. hepatitis A, typhus, bacterial dysentery, amoebic dysentery, lambliasis, worm diseases), which are transmitted through contaminated food or drinks. Water should generally either be boiled or otherwise sterilized before it is used for drinking, brushing teeth and making ice cubes, or it should be bought packaged. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk is not pasteurized and should be boiled. Avoid dairy products made from unboiled milk. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. Pork, raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets. Caution should be exercised before consuming reef fish and seafood that is offered as a deli in dining restaurants because of possible algae poisoning.

Other risks

Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Nationwide there is an increased risk of infection with hepatitis A. Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended. Hepatitis B occurs. Vaccination against hepatitis B is also advisable for long-term stays of more than three months and for children and young people. During the summer dry season, large-scale forest fires regularly break out in Kalimantan, central and southern Sumatra, which can manifest themselves in the region as an intense haze that is irritating to the respiratory tract. Heart and lung diseases, asthmatics, the elderly or people who are sensitive in this regard should not enter the country without the individual advice of their doctor. Japanese encephalitis occurs. Vaccination is recommended for travelers with stays of 4 weeks or more in rural areas, especially during rainy seasons when carrier mosquitoes are more common.

Health certificate

An HIV test in English is required for work and study visits (also applies to family members). HIV testing is not required, but those known to be HIV positive may face deportation from Brunei.



1 Brunei dollar = 100 cents. Currency code: B$, BND (ISO code). Notes come in denominations of B$10,000, 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1; Coins in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 cent. The value of the Brunei dollar corresponds to that of the Singapore dollar and is also official currency in Singapore.

Credit cards

Major credit cards such as American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard and Visa are accepted in hotels, department stores and larger restaurants. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol in many locations. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Travelers checks are not accepted in Brunei.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00, Sat 09.00-11.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

The import and export of local currency and foreign currency is unlimited. Foreign currency declaration obligation (except Singapore dollar). Export of local currency unlimited, of foreign currencies only up to the amount declared. Import and export of Indian banknotes is prohibited. Import and export of Singapore dollars only up to BR$1,000 (equivalent value), import restrictions do not apply to direct entry from Singapore.

Currency Exchange

Foreign currency and travelers checks, preferably in US dollars, can be exchanged at any bank.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
SGD S$ 1 EUR = S$1.51
1 CHF = S$1.80
1 USD = S$1.45
MYR rm 1 EUR = 1.51 RM
1 CHF = 1.80 RM
1 USD = 1.45 RM
BND Br$ 1 EUR = 1.51 Br$
1 CHF = 1.80 Br$
1 USD = 1.45 Br$

Brunei Money