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Brunei is known as the Abode of Peace and is located in Southeast Asia. It is also near the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. This sovereign state is on the island of Borneo and an the ideal spot for U.S. tourists to travel.
People will discover everything Brunei has to offer from great golf courses to malls, exquisite hotels, relaxing spas, theme parks, and recreation centers. Brunei has a variety of cuisine to try from local to international flavors that will satisfy your taste buds.
Brunei prides itself as an ecotourism spot for tourists who love nature as well as adventure. Their national parks are great places to get in touch with nature and discover the many species of animals that live in the jungle.
Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, love adventure, need to relax, or are into culture, Brunei is where you want to visit. They’re waiting for you to come into their world.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Brunei. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Brunei: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, and influenza.
There is a risk for Japanese encephalitis in Brunei, depending your itinerary. Many factors can play a role including where you will be staying and the time of year you will be traveling. Consult with a travel health specialist to learn more.
Rabies is another risk in Brunei. The CDC recommends the vaccine if you plan to take part in outdoor activities or are around animals.
Traveler’s diarrhea can be a concern for those traveling to Brunei. Avoid drinking tap water and eat food that is clean. Consider bring a traveler’s diarrhea kit with you as well.
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The Brunei Ministry of Health monitors for cholera infection. Cholera was reported in neighboring countries in May 2016.
The Ministry of Health suggests travelers to be aware of cholera as a precaution. People are advised to only go to restaurants that are clean and eat food that is clean, drink bottled or boiled tap water, and make sure food is cooked thoroughly.
Passport Health’s travel clinics carry VaxChora, the only cholera vaccine approved for use in the United States. Book your cholera vaccination appointment today by calling or book online now.
U.S. travelers must have a passport with at least six months validity to travel to Brunei for business or pleasure.
Travelers must have a visa if they are planning to stay 90 days or more and six blank passport pages.
Overstaying a visa is a serious offense. Violators and people associated with violators are subject to the same punishment if they are found guilty.
Brunei has put into place an HIV/AIDS restriction to travel. The Ministry of Health of Brunei recommends that travelers coming to Brunei fill out and submit a Health Declaration Card. If travelers are suspected of having any infectious disease, they may be quarantined.
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Brunei has a tropical rainforest climate with temperatures usually in the low 80’s. January, February, and December are the best months for travelers to visit because of the good weather and temperature.
There are rainy seasons all year, but July is the warmest month and January is the coolest month to travel to these places in Brunei. November is not the best time to travel because it is the wettest month while March is the driest month.
Travelers going to Brunei need to be aware of their surroundings at all times. Don’t draw attention too much, and report any activity that doesn’t seem normal.
Crimes are usually non-violent and can include burglaries and breaking into vehicles. Victims of crime and domestic violence can contact the U.S. Embassy for help.
Women are, for the most part, safe to travel to Brunei. If they are alone, it is best to walk with confidence and dress in clothes that don’t reveal their bodies. The Brunei people are friendly, but women may receive long stares.
Travelers should be on the lookout for scams in Brunei. They should not let people sell them lottery tickets and take them to a casino because it is illegal to gamble. Travelers also need to be aware of shops and marketplaces that sell counterfeit medicine.
Travelers have the experience of visiting the Royal Palace on the second, third, and fourth day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri. These days are when the palace is open to travelers and citizens alike. People have the chance to meet the Sultan of Brunei and the royal family members. Visitors also have the opportunity to see a piece of history as they enter the palace.
Guests are given a celebratory meal, greeted by the sultan and his wife, and given a gift. Male guests can greet the sultan while women guests can greet his wife with a handshake. The sultan and queen greet at least 40,000 people a day during the Muslim festival of Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
A unique opportunity like this allows travelers to immerse themselves in the culture of Brunei.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Brunei:
The U.S. Embassy’s mission is to advance the interests of the United States as well as to serve and protect U.S. citizens in Brunei.
U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan
Bandar Seri Begawan BC4115, Brunei Darussalam
Telephone: +(673) 238-4616
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(673) 873-0691
Fax: +(673) 238-4606
Visit the Embassy to Brunei website before departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
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