Brunei - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

Restriction categories relative to Brunei

  • Countries with entry bar
  • Countries with restrictions for short term stays (<90 days)
  • Countries with restrictions for long term stays (>90 days)
  • Countries deporting people with HIV

Entry regulations Residence regulations Additional information
No mandatory testing for short-term tourist stays. However, people known to be HIV positive are prohibited from entering. HIV testing for students and employees applying for a work and residence permit. Expulsion if HIV infection is detected; duty to immediately notify authorities.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Brunei

People living with HIV are not allowed to enter or stay in Brunei.

No HIV testing is required for short-term (tourist) stays. People who wish to work or study in Brunei need a work and residence permit. On application for these permits, people must undergo a health examination in their country of origin and again within two weeks of entering Brunei. This health check includes HIV testing. No medical certificate has to be presented when entering the country. Local authorities will deport HIV-positive foreigners to their native country. A person's residence permit will be cancelled if HIV is detected.

Doctors have to report positive HIV test results to the Ministry of Health.

There are no regulations concerning the import of antiretroviral medication for personal use.

(Source: 1)

  • Brunei has imposed HIV/AIDS travel restrictions as part of a ban on communicable diseases. The Ministry of Health (MOH) of Brunei Darussalam requires all travellers entering Brunei to fill out a Health Declaration Card and submit it to the Officer-In-Charge (MOH) upon disembarkation.
  • You may be subjected to a medical examination upon arrival in Brunei Darussalam.
  • Travellers may be quarantined if infected or suspected to be infected with an infectious disease or if travellers have had contact with such a person
  • Please verify this information with the Embassy of Brunei before you travel.
(Source: 2)


HIV treatment information for Brunei

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    HIV information / HIV NGOs in Brunei

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    1. Embassy of Germany, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, December 2015
    2. US State Department Of State; Bureau of Consular Affairs; / September 30, 2019; consulted June 22, 2021


    updated: 6/22/2021
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