Brunei Darussalam Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import by persons of 17 years or older:
- 2 bottles (2 liters) of spirits or wine and 12 tins (330 milliliters) of beer;
- 60 milliliters perfume and 250 milliliters of toiletwater.

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

Import and export of firearms must be supported by a permit. An import permit should be obtained from the country of destination and an export permit from the country of departure.
Passengers must inform their carrier office of their intention to transport the weapon at the time of reservation, and details of the weapon must be provided at least 2 weeks prior to departure.
These requirements apply also to weapons transiting Brunei Darussalam.

Export regulations::

Free export of any articles except those of an antique or historical nature made or discovered in Brunei Darussalam.


Pets must be shipped as manifested cargo and be accompanied by an import license, obtained prior to arrival from the Agricultural Department.
Cats and dogs must be accompanied by an additional veterinarian good health certificate issued at point of origin, together with anti-rabies inoculation certificate stating that the animal was vaccinated at least 60 days prior to arrival.
A quarantine of 180 days is applicable to all cats and dogs imported from countries other than Australia, Ireland (Rep.), New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Malaysian Borneo. Passengers whose pet is subject to quarantine should check the availability with the State Veterinary Officer, Brunei Darussalam, before dispatch.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the airport of Brunei Darussalam.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Brunei Darussalam, if the passengers do not leave the transit area and the onward flight is within 24 hours.

Airport Embarkation Tax

Vaccination against yellow fever required if arriving within 6 days after leaving or transiting countries with risk of yellow fever transmission .

Exempt from Yellow Fever vaccination:

Children under 9 months of age.

Passengers transiting countries with risk of yellow fever transmission within 12 hours if not leaving the transit areas.

Holders of a certificate of contraindication on medical grounds.

Please beware::

Vaccination against Polio required for nationals of Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan, prior to travel or on arrival in Brunei Darussalam.

The following Health and Vaccinations precautions are recommended::

Malaria prophylaxis: malaria risk due to Human P. knowlesi reported. Recommended prevention: A.

Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Brunei Dollar-BND): no restrictions.
Foreign currencies:
1. Banknotes of Singapore: up to the equivalent of BND 1,000.- no restrictions between Brunei Darussalam/Singapore on direct import/export of currency.
2. Banknotes of India: Prohibited;
3. Other foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

1. Residents:
a. Local currency (Brunei Dollar-BND) and Singapore currency banknotes: up to BND 1,000.- or equivalent.
(no restrictions on direct import/export of Brunei Darussalam and Singapore currency notes from/to Singapore).
b. Foreign currencies:
-. Sterling notes up to GBP 15.-.
-. Other currencies to a maximum of BND 350.-. Higher amounts in traveler's cheques or letters of credit.
2. Non residents:
a. Local currency and Singapore currency banknotes: up to BND 1,000.- or equivalent (no restrictions on direct import/export of Brunei Darussalam and Singapore currency notes from/to Singapore);
b. Other foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared.

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