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Brunei Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Tetanus Yes
Hepatitis A Yes
Diphtheria Yes
Typhoid Yes
Rabies No
Yellow Fever No*
Malaria No

* A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over the age of one year who have visited infected or endemic areas during the six days preceding their arrival.

Health Care

Medical insurance that covers medical evacuation is advised. Medical facilities are of a high standard and many doctors are Western-trained. Emergency telephone numbers: ambulance - 991; police - 993; fire brigade - 995.

Food and Drink

Food is generally safe to eat but raw or undercooked dishes should be avoided. Although tap water in most parts of the country conforms to World Health Organization standards, some embassies advise drinking only boiled or bottled water, which is cheap and widely available.

Other Risks

Mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis may occur so protection against mosquito bites is recommended. From July to October, forest fires in Indonesia sometime blanket Brunei with haze, causing health problems for some travellers.

Certificate

Anyone known to carry HIV face expulsion. An HIV test is required for anyone seeking a study or work visa.

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