Entry Formalities

October 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Visitor Info


The government of Brunei Darussalam requires all visitors to have a valid passport and onward tickets or sufficient funds to support themselves while in the country. Visa requirements vary by nationality:

USA: 90 days entry with no visa.

Austria, Germany, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Singapore, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom: 30 days entry with no visa.

Australia: Visas granted on arrival for visits not exceeding 30 days.

Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Maldives, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and Ukraine: 14 days entry with no visa.

A 72-hour transit visa issued on arrival is available to all nationalities except for Israeli passport holders.

All other nationals entering Brunei must obtain visas from any Brunei Darussalam diplomatic mission abroad. Please contact your nearest diplomatic mission for further details regarding visas and entry procedures, or check this website : www.mofat.gov.bn/visainformation/visaarrangements.htm


Arriving passengers over 17 years of age are eligible to bring in the following items for personal consumption/use:

Cigarettes: 200 sticks

Tobacco: 60 grams

Perfume: 60 ml

Eau de toilette: 250 ml


A non-Muslim over 17-years of age may bring in two bottles of liquor (about 2 litres) and 12 cans of beer for personal consumption, which must be declared to customs upon arrival.

Used Personal Effects

Cigarettes: 200 sticks

Tobacco: 250 grams

Perfume: 60 ml

Eau de toilette: 250 ml


Yellow fever inoculation are required for visitors over one year of age coming from infected areas. Malaria, cholera and small pox have been eliminated from Brunei Darussalam and the inoculation is not needed.

Airport Taxi

Kota Kinabalu & Kuching B$5.00
Other destinations B$12.00

Airport Check-In Times

Please arrive in good time at the airport terminal as this will ensure that your flight operates on schedule. Check local road conditions to avoid possible delay. To enable pre-flight formalities to be concluded, have your baggage screened and checked-in at Brunei International Airport at least one and a half hours before scheduled departure.

Reconfirmation of Bookings

You are required to contact the airline reservation office or its appointed agent for reconfirmation of your outward or return flight at least 72 hours before its scheduled departure date. Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled.

Group Fares

Special fares are available to passengers travelling as a group on certain routes. For details of group rates, please contact your travel agent or any RBA office.

Carriage of Live Animals

Pets and other animals are permitted as checked baggage on all Royal Brunei Airlines flights but can be checked in as manifested cargo. Full details are available from Royal Brunei Airlines’ cargo general enquiry line (Tel: 673 233 3278).

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