Brunei Medical Insurance
If you’re planning on traveling or moving to Brunei, you should think about securing the right health insurance plan to cover any medical costs that may occur. At Pacific Prime, we help you find the best plan for your needs, at a cost that you are happy with. Keep reading to learn more about health insurance in Brunei or click below to receive a free quote.
Overview of healthcare in Brunei
Brunei is a rather wealthy country, primarily due to its oil and gas reserves, and consequently has one of the top public healthcare systems in Asia, as well as across the globe. Public medical care is available to locals at no additional cost and expats are typically charged affordable rates.
Even though healthcare is not offered free of charge to expats, public hospitals often extend their treatment without requiring any type of payment guarantee. Patients are expected to settle their bills before their discharge.
Expatriates with a comprehensive health insurance policy can access one of Brunei’s many private hospitals, which are usually only found in major urban areas. Make sure your insurance policy covers the following:
- Full medical cover
- Emergency evacuation (air ambulance)
- Bringing your family home (in the event of your injury or illness)
In rural areas, where it can be difficult to travel to a facility for care, the Flying Medical Services division will fly patients by helicopter to the nearest hospital. For expatriates, it is important to consider international medical insurance that will cover emergency medical transportation from rural areas in Brunei where ground traveling conditions are difficult.
If complications were to arise, such as lack of medical supplies, medical evacuation to Singapore, or even Thailand, could be necessary.
Brunei health-related travel advice
Brunei is a modernized country with high standards of living and has almost eradicated the majority of its tropical diseases, but there are still some other diseases that could present some risk for expatriates or visiting travelers.
- Dengue fever is still present within Brunei and is a real risk during any time of the year, but other diseases that spread through mosquitoes, such as malaria, are very low-risk factors.
- You can communicate with doctors and nurses in English. Pharmacists also generally speak English.
- The tap water is not safe to drink, but bottled water is readings y accessible within urban areas. If you cannot find bottled water within rural areas, be sure to filter and boil water to eliminate any bacteria or pathogens in the water.
- Milk in Brunei is unpasteurized, which carries some bacteriologic risks.
Vaccinations for Brunei
The WHO recommends travelers to Borneo get the following vaccinations:
- Hepatitis A/B
- Adult diphtheria and tetanus
- Measles, mumps, and rubella
Additionally, those who are traveling for more than a month or are at special risk are recommended to get:
- Japanese B Encephalitis
How to find the best private health insurance in Brunei
There are several health insurance options for you and your family to choose from, such as international, local, and travel. Pacific Prime can help you find the right insurance for you and your loved ones based on your needs and budget. Click the button below to get a free personalized quote.