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Health In Brunei

In Brunei, like all tropical areas, mosquitoes are prevalent and can transmit disease. Dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis both occur in Brunei and it’s recommended to use mosquito repellant at all times as well as

Hiking / Walking In Brunei

Brunei will never be known as a party town, however it is known as the Green Heart of Borneo for good reason. Lying on the northwestern coast of the island of Borneo, the interior of Brunei is mostly tropical rainforest.

Crime and Local Customs In Brunei Darussalam

If ever a place lived up to its name it would have to be Brunei Darussalam or `The Abode of Peace’. This small and very wealthy nation has a relatively low incidence of serious and violent crimes and is probably one of

Recommended vaccinations for Brunei

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.


    Risk of malaria in this area is small, and prevention by malaria tablets is not recommended. Protection against mosquito bites by using impregnated bed nets at night will reduce the risk.

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

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