Baggage Shipping to Brunei
Brunei, officially named “Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace” is located in Southeast Asia, on the north coast of the island of Borneo and is surrounded by Malaysia with the South China Sea on one side. The official language is Malay, but English is also recognised as a language and there are a number of other languages spoken too. The currency used in the sovereign state is the Brunei dollar.
Why Ship to Brunei?
If you’re looking to book a trip somewhere slightly different that’s more untouched by tourists than other holiday destinations, whether it’s as part of a Gap Year, a family travel experience or a business trip, Brunei might be the perfect place for you. With the soaring costs implemented by airlines for taking extra luggage on board, whether it’s an oversized item or simply a heavy suitcase, you might be finding your expenses are going slightly over budget. This is where Send My Bag can help you. If you’re an expert scuba diver and are planning to participate in some of the excellent diving in Brunei with your own equipment, or will be spending more than a couple of weeks in the country and need to take additional suitcases, you don’t want to suffer the excess baggage charges at the airport along with the hassle of having to transport it yourself on difficult transportation to your destination. Send My Bag can pick up your luggage from your home and ship it to Brunei for you.
Important Brunei Customs Information
Holiday baggage and other time sensitive packages should not be sent on this route.
The volume of shipments sent to this destination across the last 12 weeks has not been sufficient for it to meet our minimum number of on time shipments required for holiday baggage approval.
On this route you are required to visit the destination country’s official customs website and make yourself aware of any requirements, processes or fees, which may be due based on your personal circumstances and what you are shipping.
Upon arrival in the destination you agree to comply with any customs processes, provide the customs authority with any information they request and to discuss the clearance of the shipment directly with the customs authority or our delivery partner in the destination.
Customers are currently limited to a maximum declared value of $250 USD / £150 / 220€ / $340 AUD for shipments entering Brunei, in order to avoid delays with customs clearance and additional duty and taxes.
The declared value is for customs purposes only and does not affect the level of Send My Bag Complimentary Cover selected at the time of booking. Further information is available on our FAQ page.
General Customs Information
Personal effects are usually assessed as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your bag is checked by customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items your shipment may be assessed for customs duties and taxes. If you are sending Christmas gifts please check with the destination country so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow their advice and attach all necessary documentation.
In order to demonstrate your shipment is personal effects you will be required to complete a brief non generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "5 x Cotton T-Shirts, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Cotton Shirt" and so on rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
When a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag™ records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 3 days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.
Customs processes and allowances do vary by country and as such we advise all travellers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations of the destination.
More information is available on our customs information page.
What can I send to Brunei? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a holiday suitcase however for security and customs reasons certain items are prohibited.
On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:
- Shower gel.
- Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.
Nail varnish, perfume and aerosols are not permitted. If these items are included in your luggage it may be returned to you.
Whilst non alcohol based liquids are permitted, damage caused by leakage is not covered by complimentary cover and therefore only small amounts should be sent. If an x-ray shows liquids of any type security may stop your bag for inspection.
A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.
The following items are prohibited at all times:
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Alcohol based or Flammable Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type including, but not limited to, nail varnish and perfume;
- Toner Cartridges;
- Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
- No more than 1 device containing a battery in line with our battery policy;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Credit cards;
- Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
- Irreplaceable items;
- Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Counterfeit goods;
- Other illegal or restricted goods.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
In addition to the above when sending to Brunei we prohibit the sending of:
- Gambling Devices;
- Playing Cards;
- Precious Metals & Stones;
- Non-prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Toy guns;
- Mobile phones;
- All food stuffs including non-perishable items.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.
The climate in Brunei is generally hot and humid, with an average annual rainfall totalling around 2500mm on the coast, and reaching above 4000mm in the rainforest and jungle interior. Dry months are usually February and March, while the wettest are October to December. Brunei also has consistent temperatures year long, sitting between 30-32C during the daytime, and 22-23C at night. The country itself is very small in size with a small population too, but is relatively wealthy due to oil reserves. As a tourist, there are plenty of things to do; some of the most popular attractions are the mosques, including the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, which has 28 domes that “glow” at night and the James ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque with 29 golden domes, staking the claim as the largest one in Brunei. Kampong Ayer, the “Water Village”, is of particular interest to tourists, as a prehistoric village built onto the Brunei River on stilts which allows a glimpse into the country’s cultural past. Being situated on the coast, there are several water activities to partake in, including the ever popular scuba diving around infamous ship wreck sites such as the Blue Water Wreck, Cement Wreck and Australian Wreck. The waters are very clear and warm, aside from during the monsoon season, and are perfect for beginners and expert scuba divers.