Brunei is located in South-East Asia on the island of Borneo and has a population of just under 400,000. Brunei is a small coastal state bordered with Malaysia, and has a mass of jungle in its heart whilst most of the locals dwell on the water's edge. Despite its small size, Brunei is said to have one of the highest standards of living in the world. The official language of Brunei is Malay although English and Chinese are also widely spoken.

Medical tourism

See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

The weather in Brunei is very hot and humid almost year round. November and December are monsoon season which brings heavy rainfall.

Money and costs

The national currency is the Brunei Dollar (BND, symbol Br$). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


Visas are not required by those from the US, Canada, the UK, and Europe. USA nationals can stay up to 90 days, Canadians up to 14 days, UK and EU (except Bulgaria and Romania) up to 30 days. Australians do need a visa prior to arriving in Brunei.

Getting there

There are direct flights from both the UK and the USA landing in Bandar Seri Begawan airport.

Dialling codes

To call Brunei, the country dialling code is +673.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Brunei at:

Lonely Planet -​brunei-darussalam

Brunei Embassy in the USA -

Brunei Embassy in the UK -

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011