- Bandar Seri Begawan
Brunei Travel Health Advice
Travellers arriving from infected areas are required to produce proof of a yellow fever vaccination, and vaccinations may be recommended for hepatitis A and hepatitis B, though these are not required. Health concerns will depend on whether or not visitors are traveling to the remote areas of the Sultanate.
Tap water is safe to drink in Bandar Seri Begawan and in the large towns, and world-class medical facilities are available. However, travellers who explore the remote wilderness should drink bottled water only. They should also consider additional vaccinations for typhoid, tetanus, rabies and Japanese encephalitis, depending on the duration of their stay, and their planned activities. Dengue fever outbreaks and other mosquito-borne diseases are common. Visitors should take precautions against mosquito bites, such as using insect repellent at all times.
Parts of the country experience a frequent smoke haze, typically from July to October. The conditions may cause respiratory problems. Visitors are strongly advised to take out comprehensive medical insurance that includes the option of emergency repatriation.
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