Entry requirements

This page has information on travelling to Brunei. 

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Brunei set and enforce entry rules. If you’re unsure how Brunei’s entry requirements apply to you, contact its UK embassy, high commission or consulate.’

You should refer to the Prime Minister’s Office website for the latest information.

All travellers

As of 15 September 2022, travellers will no longer require to be vaccinated to enter or exit Brunei.

Entering Brunei

The Arrival Declaration Form (previously required) will no longer be needed when entering Brunei. A negative pre-departure COVID-19 test is not needed to enter Brunei.

Foreign nationals entering Brunei for a short visit (less than 90 days) are required to obtain Travel Insurance with COVID-19 medical coverage (a minimum of $20,000 BND). Foreign nationals entering for the purpose of employment, studying or as eligible dependent are exempted from this requirement.

Exiting Brunei

Brunei citizens and permanent residents exiting Brunei are required to obtain a Travel Medical Insurance with COVID-19 coverage (a minimum coverage of $20,000 BND) valid for the entire duration of their travel.

You should refer to the Prime Minister’s Office website for the latest information.

Data collection

The BruHealth app may still be used in Brunei to enter public buildings and events where you need to scan a QR code. For unvaccinated travellers, you may still need to use the app to record test results, record your health status on a daily basis and receive your Day 3 RT-PCR swab test results.

If you’re transiting through Brunei

Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.

Check with your airline before departing.

Land and sea travel

On 1 August 2022, Brunei reopened its land and sea borders. You should check the border opening hours before travel as they are not open 24 hours.

All other travel requirements into or exiting Brunei via land or sea borders will be aligned with existing air travel guidelines.

You should refer to the Prime Minister’s Office website for the latest information.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel


British Citizen passport holders may enter Brunei for up to 90 days without a visa. If you have another type of British nationality, check with Brunei immigration authorities about visa requirements.

Make sure the entry stamp in your passport indicates the validity of your stay. There are strict penalties for overstaying.

If you’re staying longer than 90 days and/or visiting for non-tourist purposes, you will need to get a visa from the nearest Brunei diplomatic mission before you travel.

Passport validity  

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Brunei. 

Dual nationality

Brunei does not recognise dual nationality. You can be refused entry if you’re found to be holding two passports of different nationality. If you’re a dual national, it’s advisable to enter Brunei on the passport on which you exited your last country of departure. While in Brunei your nationality will be deemed to be that shown on the passport which you used to enter the country. This may affect the consular assistance that you receive in Brunei.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency travel documents (ETDs) are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Brunei. They should have at least 6 months validity. You’ll have to obtain an exit and entry visa from Brunei Immigration before you travel. Please be aware that same day ETDs are not available.