Brunei is a tiny nation in Asia popular for its beaches and biodiverse rainforest. The beaches allow tourists to perform activities like water sports and scuba diving. Ulu Temburong National Park affords tourists access to the culture and wildlife in Brunei. The capital, Bandar Seri Begawan is home to Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah mosque and its 29 golden domes.
Brunei recorded a record number of tourist arrivals in 2017. The number of foreigners who visited the country was 258,955, this was the highest number since 2011. This follows from an 18% increase from the number of tourists who visited the country in 2016.
Brunei is an Islamic country and indecent dressing is frowned at especially during the period of Ramadan. Fines and prison sentences are handed out to people who are found to be involved in adultery. Consuming food, drink or tobacco during the fasting hours of Ramadan will land you in hot water with the authorities.
All European Union citizens, United States, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein can visit Brunei without a visa for up to 90 days. Citizens of Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, and UAE can visit Brunei without a visa for a period of 30 days. Nationals of Cambodia, Japan, Canada, Russia, and Costa Rica can visit the country without a visa for up to 14 days.