The government of Brunei Darussalam requires visitors to be in possession of a valid passport.
German, Malaysian, Singaporean, British nations with the right of adobe in the United Kingdom and New Zealand nationals are exempted from the requirement to obtain a visa for visits not exceeding 30 days. American passport holders can enter Brunei Darussalam for three months without visas. For national of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Indonesia, Japan, Luxembourg, republic of Maldives, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and the Principality of Liechtenstein, visas are waived for 14day visit. Whereas nationals of Australia are issued visas on arrival at the Brunei international airport for visit not exceeding 14 days
All other nationals entering Brunei Darussalam must have visas obtainable from any Brunei Darussalam diplomatic missions aboard. These visas are normally issued for a two week stay but can be renewed in Brunei. Visitors must have onward tickets or sufficient funds to support themselves while in the country.
- Tourists are required to observe the local dress code and should understand that revealing cloths are considered to be immodest and therefore socially unacceptable.
- When visiting a mosque, you should always remove your shoes first and you should not pass in front of a person in prayer or touch the Qu'ran. Women should cover their heads and not have their knees or arms exposed.
- Gifts and particularly food should only be passed with the right hand, although it is acceptable to use the left hand index the right wrist for support.
- It is polite to accept even just a little food and drink when offered. When refusing anything offered, it is polite to touch the plate lightly with the right hand.
- During the Islamic fasting month, Ramadhan, Muslims do not take food from sunrise to sundown. It would be inconsiderate to eat and drink in their presence during this period.
Useful Malay Phrases
- Good Morning - Selamat Pagi
- Good Afternoon - Selamat Petang
- Good Night - Selamat Malam
- Where is the toilet? - Di mana tandas?
- You're welcome - Sama Sama
- What is your name? - Siapa nama awda?
- My name is ...- Nama saya ..
- I want to go to ...- Saya mahu pergi ke ...
- Yes - Yup
- No - Tidak
- How Much - Berapa
- Excuse me - Maafkan saya
- Thank You - Terimah Kasih
- Turn Right - Belok Kanan
- Turn Left - Belok Kiri
- Go Straight - Jalan Tarus
Useful Telephone Number
- Police 993
- Fire 995
- Ambulance 991
- Directory Enquiries 113
- Airport Information 2331747
- Royal Brunei Airlines 2339225