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The government of Brunei Darussalam requires visitors to be in possession of a valid passport.
German, Malaysian, Singaporean, British nations with the right of adobe in the United Kingdom and New Zealand nationals are exempted from the requirement to obtain a visa for visits not exceeding 30 days. American passport holders can enter Brunei Darussalam for three months without visas. For national of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Indonesia, Japan, Luxembourg, republic of Maldives, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and the Principality of Liechtenstein, visas are waived for 14day visit. Whereas nationals of Australia are issued visas on arrival at the Brunei international airport for visit not exceeding 14 days.
All other nationals entering Brunei Darussalam must have visas obtainable from any Brunei Darussalam diplomatic missions aboard. These visas are normally issued for a two week stay but can be renewed in Brunei. Visitors must have onward tickets or sufficient funds to support themselves while in the country.
Common Courtesies
Tourists are required to observe the local dress code and should understand that revealing cloths are considered to be immodest and therefore socially unacceptable.
When visiting a mosque, you should always remove your shoes first and you should not pass in front of a person in  prayer or touch the Qu'ran. Women should cover their heads and not have their knees or arms exposed.
Gifts and particularly food should only be passed with the right hand, although it is acceptable to use the left hand index the right wrist for support.
It is polite to accept even just a little food and drink when offered. When refusing anything offered, it is polite to touch the plate lightly with the right hand.
During the Islamic fasting month, Ramadhan, Muslims do not take food from sunrise to sundown. It would be inconsiderate to eat and drink in their presence during this period.
Useful Malay Phrases
Good Morning Selamat Pagi
Good Afternoon Selamat Petang
Good Night Selamat Malam
Where is the toilet? Di mana tandas?
You're welcome Sama-sama
What is your name? Siapa nama awda?
My name is ... Nama saya ...
I want to go to ... Saya mahu pergi ke ...
Yes Ya
No Tidak
How much? Berapa?
Excuse me Maafkan saya
Thank you Terima Kasih
Turn right Belok Kanan
Turn left Belok Kiri
Go Straight Jalan Terus
Useful Telephone Number
Police 993 Directory Enquiries 113
Fire 995 Flight Information 2331747
Ambulance 991 Royal Brunei Airlines 2339225

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