Foreign travel advice


Important COVID-19 travel guidance

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.

This advice is being kept under constant review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice, so check our travel guidance.


From 4 July, Brunei is exempt from the FCDO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Travel to Brunei is subject to entry restrictions

  • Entry to Brunei is severely restricted. Anyone seeking to enter or exit Brunei must apply for a permit from Prime Minister’s Office.
  • As of 3 September 2020, Brunei announced that travellers to Brunei will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test on arrival, obtained within 72 hours of travel.
  • If the Government of Brunei permits you entry, you will be required to go into quarantine on arrival at a government booked facility (usually a local hotel).
  • All foreigners must pay $350 BND for a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Brunei, and will need to cover the cost of their stay in a quarantine facility. Currently quarantine is between 2 and 14 days. Travellers will be informed of the duration of quarantine on arrival.

See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.

Preparing for your return journey to the UK

If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:

Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.

If you’re planning travel to Brunei, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

Pre-COVID-19, around 13,000 British nationals visit Brunei every year (source: Brunei Immigration). Most visits are trouble free.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Brunei, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

Crime levels are low, but there are occasional incidents of petty crime against tourists. See Crime

To contact the emergency services call Royal Brunei Police Force 993, Ambulance 991, Fire 995 or Search and Rescue 998.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission. In Brunei the consular contact number is +673 2222231 option 4.