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Advice to Brunei Citizens Traveling Abroad - Before Departure

Before any Brunei citizens wishes to travel abroad, they have to make sure they have a valid visa to the countries they are travelling. They can sought information from High Commissions  and Embassies based in Brunei Darussalam.

Countries which have Visa arrangements with Brunei Darussalam :-


Country
Brunei Nationals Traveling Abroad
1
Australia* [Comm]
90 days (Visa on Arrival) Electronic Visa/ ETAS
2
Austria [EU]
90 days
3
Bahrain*
14 days ( Visa Upon Arrival )
4
Belgium [EU]
90 days
5
Bulgaria (EU)
90 days
6
Canada [Comm]
90 days
7
Cambodia
14 days
8
China
14 days for Diplomatic and Official passport (For Ordinary passport on Tourist purposes does not need visa. But for Official Purposes using Brunei Ordinary Passport need to apply for a Visa prior to leaving Brunei Darussalam)
9
Colombia
No Visa required
10
Cyprus [EU]
90 days
11
Czech Republic [EU]
90 days
12
Denmark [EU]
90 days
13
Egypt
Visa on Arrival
14
Estonia [EU]
90 days
15
Finland [EU]
90 days
16
France [EU]
90 days
17
Germany [EU]
90 days
18
Greece [EU]
90 days
19
Hong Kong
No Visa required (3 months)
20
Hungary [EU]
90 days
21
Iceland (EU Schengen)
90 days
22
Indonesia
30 days
23
Ireland [EU]
90 days
24
Iran
For 7 days
25
Italy [EU]
90 days
26
Japan
14 days
27
Jordan*
Visa Upon Arrival
28
Kuwait*
30 days(Visa on Arrival)
29
Latvia [EU]
90 days
30
Laos
14 days
31
Lithuania [EU]
90 days
32
Luxembourg [EU]
90 days
33
Macao
14 Days
34
Malaysia
30 days
35
Maldives [Comm]
90 days
36
Myanmar
14 days for Diplomatic & Official passport holder.
Ordinary Passport can get Visa on Arrival
37
Malta [EU]
90 days
38
Netherlands [EU]
90 days
39
New Zealand [Comm]
90 hari days
40
Norway(EU SChengen)
90 hari days
41
Oman
30 days
42
Pakistan
14 days for Diplomatic dan Official passport
43
Peru
90 days
44
Poland [EU]
90 days
45
Philippines
21 days
46
Portugal [EU]
90 days
47
Qatar*
14 days (Visa on Arrival)
48
Russia
14 days (Only for Diplomatic dan Official passports )
49
Romania (EU)
90 days
50
Spain [EU]
90 days
51
Sri Lanka [Comm]
30 days ( Visa Upon Arrival )
52
Sweden [EU]
90 days
53
Switzerland
90 days
54
Slovania [EU]
90 days
55
Singapore
30 days
56
Slovakia [EU]
90 days
57
South Korea
30 days
58
Taiwan
Visa Required
59
Tajikistan
14 days (For Diplomatic dan Official/Service passports)
60
Thailand
30 days
61
The Principality of Liechienstein
90 days
62
Turkey
90 days
63
Ukraine
30 days
64
United Kingdom
6 Months ( No Visa )
65
United States of America
Diplomatic, Official and Ordinary Passports Holders for official purposes need to apply for visa.
For social purposes does not need visa for up to 90 Days but need to apply for ESTA(passport should be biometeric) through the website

https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ 

66
United Arab Emirates
30 days
67
Viet Nam
14 days

Brunei Nationals traveling to the United States of America has to apply for ESTA before traveling to the United States of America. Application can be done through the website: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

Advice to Brunei Citizens Traveling Abroad – Upon Departure

If Brunei citizens encounter problems while traveling abroad, help can be sought from Brunei Darussalam's High Commissions or Embassies.

Many problems can be avoided by careful preparation prior to departure and by ensuring compliance with the laws of the countries visited. The following are some advice to Brunei citizens travelling abroad.

Before leaving Brunei Darussalam:

1. Ensure that you have a return ticket or, if this is not possible set aside sufficient funds to buy a return ticket. Some countries require that you have a return ticket.

2. Reserve money to cover emergencies, including the possibility that you may need to pay the airline to carry baggage in excess of your weight allowance.

3. It is strongly recommended that you buy travel insurance, especially if you are travelling to distant countries.

4. Ensure that your passport is still valid for at least six months before the expiry date.

5. Ascertain the visa requirement of the countries you are visiting and comply with those requirements. Information can either be obtained from the appropriate embassy or high commission in Brunei Darussalam, from your travel agent or from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Brunei Darussalam.

6. Ascertain and comply with the health regulations of the countries you are visiting.

7. Remember that most countries punish narcotics offenders with heavy fines, imprisonment or even death.

8. Avoid carrying unnecessary jewellery and other valuables. If you must take valuable items, be careful how you use or wear them. Always store them safely when not in use. Most hotels have safe deposit boxes.

9. Find out if the country you are visiting limits (or bans) the importation, sale or use of liquor - ensuring that you comply with those regulations.

10. Check out the laws applying to the importation of farm produce (or items containing farm produce) as well as live or dead plants and animals (including items made from or containing elements derived from plants or animals) of the country you are visiting. A written consent may be needed to import these items. Information can be obtained from the embassy or high commission of the country concerned.

Refuse to accept packages for inclusion in your luggage from strangers. As a minimum precaution, the contents of the package should be thoroughly examined because it may contain illegal substances. If in any doubt, politely refuse.

When reaching the country of destination  Upon Arrival

1. When you reach your destination call the appropriate airline or travel agent as soon as possible to reconfirm your onward or return flight booking.

2. Ensure that you comply with the laws of the countries visited.

3. Avoid going out alone to areas that you are not sure of its safety. At night, do not use roads, which are dark and quiet.

4. Always be careful with your wallet or handbag and avoid bringing all your money. Store the money not needed safely in the hotel's safe deposit boxes.

5. Ensure that your accommodation / hotel are safe. Avoid using the lift with a suspicious person. Ensure that you are not being followed when returning to your accommodation / hotel and do not open your door for strangers. Contact the hotel securities when you feel suspicious.

6. Always be careful with strangers who are trying to offer you help or companionship. They may have other motives.

7. Do not get involved with any business dealings with strangers without checking out their backgrounds.

8. Do not use illegal taxies.

9. Ensure your stay permit is not overdue. Extension of stay permit, if needed, must be done before your stay permit expires.

10. You are advised to inform Brunei Darussalam's Embassy or High Commission in the visiting country about your address and contact number especially if you are planning to stay in that country for a long period. These information are important to enable the embassy or high commission to contact you in time of emergencies and others.

When leaving the country of visit

1. Do not bring restricted items without written consent from the appropriate authorities.

2. Refuse to accept packages for inclusion in your luggage from strangers. As a minimum precaution, the contents of the package should be thoroughly examined because it may contain illegal substances. If in any doubt, politely refuse.

3. Put aside some money for the possibility that you may need to pay the airline to carry baggage in excess of your weight allowance.

Always allow plenty of time for your journey to the airport especially in countries, which are prone to traffic jams. Arriving late to find the airport check-in deck closed causes ill feeling and you will miss your flight.

The safety and well-being of any traveller is largely his or her responsibility. Most problems can be avoided by ascertaining the regulations applying to each country being visited and planning well in advance to ensure that you comply with those requirements​

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