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Brunei customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Brunei to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Brunei make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Brunei customs regulations.

Import regulations in Brunei

Duty-free allowance


  • Restricted to travellers 17 years and over;
  • 60mL perfume;
  • and 250mL eau de toilette.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Dangerous drugs.
  • Arms and ammunition.
  • Firecrackers.
  • Cigarettes without a health warning on their package.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Plants and their derivative materials.
  • Live cattle and birds.
  • Gambling machines and equipment.
  • Poisons and deleterious drugs.
  • Ride paddy derivative products.
  • Sugar and converted timber.
  • Alcoholic liquors.
  • Any radioactive materials.
  • Pets are subject to certain import restrictions. For further information, please visit the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.
  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visit CITES.

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