Brunei Darussalam
Travel clinic Brunei Darussalam
Travel health and vaccine advice for Brunei Darussalam

“Negara Brunei Darussalam” (Arabic for “the Nation of Brunei, Abode of Peace”), is a small sultanate, bordering Malaysia on the North coast of Borneo. The largest oilfields in Southeast Asia are found in Brunei, making the nation extremely wealthy. This conservative Muslim country was once ruling almost the entire island of Borneo. Most of the travelers are only briefly staying in Brunei on a stopover and will ask you “Why stay longer?”. Well, for the Chinese-Malay cultural blend, the welcoming population, the exquisite cheap food, the beautiful mosques, the instructive museums of the capital city and the untouched ancient rain forests…

INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH

We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.

For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM – RECOMMENDED VACCINES

The Yellow Fever Vaccine A proof of vaccination against yellow fever may be required upon entry in to this country. Some travellers may not be eligible to receive this vaccine. Please enquire with your health care professional regarding your specific details. It is important to note that the vaccine should be administered at least 10 days prior to your departure. For further information, please consult with the World Health Organization (WHO) website: https://www.who.int/ith/ith-country-list.pdf
Hepatitis B Recommended for all travelers.
Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough):  1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.
Measles – Rubella – Mumps Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.
Flu – Influenza Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.
Information, Advice & Vaccination – Japanese Encephalitis Recommended for the following groups visiting certain remote areas:
  • Long-term travelers (i.e. trips lasting a month or more) to endemic areas during the Japanese encephalitis virus transmission season.
  • Short-term (<1 month) travelers to endemic areas during the Japanese encephalitis virus transmission season if their activities will increase their risk (e.g. spending substantial time outdoors or staying in accommodations without air conditioning, screens, or bed nets.)
Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella) Recommended for all travelers
Hepatitis A Recommended for most travelers, especially those who are staying with friends or relatives; visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water; or prone to “adventurous eating”
Causes, Symptoms & Treatment – Typhoid fever Recommended for most travelers, especially those who are staying with friends or relatives; visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water; or prone to “adventurous eating”
Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats, dogs and other mammals. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.
Travellers’ diarrhea Talk to your health care professional about the risks and precautionary measures to take, as well as the Dukoral® vaccine. Important to note that the Dukoral vaccine is an oral vaccine given in 2 doses, recommended at least 2 weeks prior to departure.
Dengue Fever, Chikungunya and/or Zika There are many illnesses that are transmitted via mosquito bites and unfortunately we do not have vaccines to protect us against most of them. It is important to inquire with your healthcare professional regarding the specific risks and the different illnesses presently in circulation.

RECOMMENDED MEDICATIONS

Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea Azithromycin or Suprax

MEDICAL CARES

The basic health care provided in Brunei is of satisfying quality. But the country suffers from shortages of medical equipment and medicines. Most of the doctors working in Brunei have been trained in the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand. Brunei’s medical infrastructure comprises four public hospitals spread across the country. The main medical center being the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital in Bandar Seri Begawan. It has several specialized departments, as well as outpatient care and emergency services. The Jerudong Park Medical Center, the Borneo Clinic and the Hart Medical Clinic are good quality private medical establishments in Brunei. In case of emergency, call 991. You can purchase medicines in one of the numerous pharmaceutical establishments found in Brunei. But it is always safer to bring your own medical supplies.

SECURITY ABROAD

Violent crime is rare.

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CANADIAN AMBASSY

Emergency services

  • police: 993
  • medical assistance: 991
  • firefighters: 995