Fast Facts: Brunei

Below are some of the most common questions from our travelers.

Do I need a passport? What is required for entry?
What is the weather like?

Brunei has a tropical climate that makes it hot and humid year round. Rainfall is common in November and December. For a current forecast in Brunei, click here.

What is required for entry?

A passport with a minimum validity of 6 months is required for U.S. and Canadian citizens who plan to stay.

Are there any health precautions I should take?

According to the Center for Disease Control, there are no required health vaccinations for travel to Brunei, but routine vaccinations and immunization against typhoid, rabies and hepatitis are recommended. Be sure to bring insect repellant.

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What is the currency?

The Brunei Dollar (BND; Br$) is the currency. For current exchange rates, please click here.

ATMs can be found at banks in Brunei. Foreign currencies can also be exchanged at any bank. Most major credit cards are accepted at hotels, department stores, and major establishments.

Are tips & service charges customary?

Most restaurants add a 10% service charge to the bill.

What are the best things to shop for?

Shop for unique treasures in Brunei, including earthenware ornaments, gilded curios, Chinese urns, brocade tablecloths, mats and door hangings, and more.

What are the voltage requirements?

250 volts. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. Click here for more information about electrical standards around the world.

Can I take my cell phone?

See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.