Travel Vaccinations for Brunei

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Brunei

Recommended Vaccinations for Brunei at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTaP
Most Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A
Some Travellers: Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies

Vaccination Major Risk Factors Course Price
MMR Person-to-Person Course of Two £60
DTaP Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Typhoid Person-to-Person Single Dose £65
Hepatitis A Person-to-Person Single Dose £86
Cholera Person-to-Person Course of Two £47.50
Hepatitis B Person-to-Person Course of Three £66
Japanese Encephalitis Person-to-Person Course of Two £151
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intramuscular £66

The small and rich country of Brunei in South East Asia is rich in natural gas and oil and is conveniently located on the South China Sea, an ideal spot for easy access trade routes. Being so close to the Indian and Pacific oceans means that diving here is fantastic, so come prepared to explore.

Brunei is a relatively new country, having only gained its independence from the UK in 1984. When in Brunei, be sure to check out some of the incredible mosques as well as the Istana Nurul Iman, a large and impressive palace. Please bear in mind the Brunei is an Islamic country, so be respectful of the culture and the fasting month of Ramadan.

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Brunei

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

Risk of Malaria in Brunei

Malaria is spread by the plasmodium parasite passed to humans from the bite of an anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a serious illness with symptoms include fever, chills, sweats and flu like symptoms. In severe cases, malaria can be fatal. There isn’t currently a vaccine available for our travellers, although there are other ways to protect yourself, see Malaria Information for Travellers.

There is a Low Risk of Malaria across Brunei.

Malaria Prevention

Travellers to areas where there is a Risk of Malaria should get advice regarding Malaria Medication which can be taken to help stop the illness from developing. The type of medication required depends on your destination, itinerary, length of stay and current medical condition. Further reduce the risk of by practicing mosquito Bite Avoidance by using Insect Repellent such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.

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Further Travel Health Advice for Brunei

Dengue fever precautions should be taken for travel to Brunei as Dengue Fever has been known to occur here. Dengue fever is caused by mosquito bites from a specific mosquito, which seems to be most active during daylight. There is no medical protection against dengue fever. What you can do is try to avoid mosquito bites and use mosquito repellent and a mosquito net. Our travel nurse will be best able to advise you.

The differences between the seasons in Brunei is only very slight, but be warned, January is Brunei’s hottest month so be sun sensible if travelling then. If not, check the weather for the period you are travelling, as you will need to pack adequately and take reasonable precautions for the climate here.

Tap water in Brunei is not considered safe for foreigners to drink so drink bottled water and always check the water that food has been washed in. As an extra precaution, take some water purifying tablets with you or some kind of water purification system.

Food is Brunei is plentiful and varied. You will find almost anything you want here. Please remember that this is a Muslim country so alcohol is not sold anywhere in Brunei. There are some concessions on bringing in alcohol for foreigners but you will need to obtain a permit to do so and be very careful about where you drink it. Check with your hotel first so as not to offend.

Lots of different infections can be spread through insect bites, including Malaria and Dengue Fever which is spread by mosquitoes. Symptoms can include fever, headache and severe joint, bone and muscular pain. Advice for these infections listed above.

Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while in Brunei

Brunei is a relatively safe country to visit. Please be aware though that strict laws apply and foreigners are not exempt from them. Drug offences carry a mandatory death penalty and respect for the Monarch and the culture of Brunei are very very important. Despite being a safe country to visit, please be sensible and always put your own safety first whenever travelling.