Medical Conditions

Medical Conditions

Guests requiring medicine are advised to pack them in their carry-on baggage. In most cases, medicines in liquid or aerosol form that are required for the duration of their flight are exempt from carry-on baggage restrictions. Please note that restrictions are subject to change at the request of government authorities.

Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs) Device

Royal Brunei Airlines is unable to provide onboard therapeutic oxygen.

Approved portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) are permitted on board for use during your flight and do not count towards your carry-on baggage limit. The following devices are permitted and acceptable by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as per Special Federal Aviation Regulation 106:

  • Airsep Focus
  • AirSep Free Style
  • Airsep Free Style 5
  • Airsep Lifestyle
  • (Claire) SeQualeQuinox/Oxywell (model 4000)
  • Delphi.RS-00400/Oxus RS-00400
  • DeVilbiss Healthcare iGo
  • Inogen One
  • Inogen One G2
  • Inogen One G3
  • Inova Labs LifechoiceActivox
  • International Biophysics LifeChoice/Inova Labs LifeChoice
  • Invacare Solo2
  • Invacare XPO2
  • Oxylife IndependenceOxygen Concentrator
  • Precision Medical EasyPulse
  • RespironicsEverGo
  • RespironicsSimplyGO
  • SeQuel Eclipse
  • SeQuel SAROS
  • VBOX Trooper

If you wish to use a POC on board your flight you must submit to a Royal Brunei Airlines reservations agent, a physician’s statement in English or with an English translation (at least 10-days prior to travel) that:

  • States that you have the physical and cognitive ability to see, hear and understand the device’s aural and visual cautions and warnings and are able to take appropriate action, without assistance, in response to those cautions and warnings; and
  • States whether or not oxygen use is medically necessary for all or a portion of the duration of the trip; and
  • Specifies the maximum oxygen flow rate corresponding to the pressure in the cabin of the aircraft under normal operating conditions.

You must bring the physician’s statement with you on the day of travel and report to the check-in desk one hour in advance of scheduled check-in time.

You are responsible for travelling with a sufficient supply of batteries to last the entire journey (including transit and unexpected delays) and to ensure the POC is free of oil, grease and other petroleum products and is in good condition, free from damage or other signs of excessive wear. We do not permit the POC to be operated via aircraft electrical power.

POCs may not be used when seated at an exit row and the aisle or bulkhead seats.The guest requiring the use of a POC will be seated in a seat closest to the window with the device stowed underneath the seat in front of the passenger.

You will not be able to use other POCs on board but they will be permitted as carry-on or checked baggage under the following conditions:

  • The POC must be empty and free of pressure.
  • No more than two spare batteries may be carried in carry-on baggage. The battery should be removed and packaged separately; or
  • The POC should have a recessed battery terminal and the packaged battery terminals should not contact any metal objects.

Carriage of CPAP

Approved CPAP/PAP devices are permitted on board for use during your flight and do not count towards your carry-on baggage limit. The device must be labelled by the manufacturer to reflect that it has been tested to meet applicable United States Federal Aviation Authority/Department of Transportation requirements for medical portable electronic devices.

In accordance with United States Federal Aviation Authority regulations, if you wish to use a CPAP/PAP device on board your flight you must submit a physician’s statement to a Royal Brunei Airlines reservations agent at least 10-days prior to travel that:

  • States that you have the physical and cognitive ability to see, hear and understand the device’s aural and visual cautions and warnings and are able, without assistance to take the appropriate action in response to those cautions and warnings;
  • States whether or not use of the device is medically necessary for all or a portion of the duration of the trip; and
  • Specifies the maximum oxygen flow rate corresponding to the pressure in the cabin of the aircraft under normal operating conditions.

You must bring the physician’s statement with you on the day of travel and report to the check-in desk one hour in advance of scheduled check-in time.

You are responsible for travelling with a sufficient supply of batteries to last the entire journey (including transit and unexpected delays) and to ensure the CPAP/PAP device is free of oil, grease and other petroleum products and is in good condition, free from damage or other signs of excessive wear. We do not permit the CPAP/PAP to be operated via aircraft electrical power.

The CPAP/PAP will be stowed underneath the seat in front of the passenger using the device, or in the adjacent seat where permitted.

You must ensure that the batteries for approved CPAP/PAP machines carried on board the aircraft in carry-on baggage are protected from short circuit and are packaged in a manner that protects them from physical damage. Batteries protected from short circuit include:

  • Those designed with recessed battery terminals; or
  • Those packaged so that the battery terminals do not contact metal objects (including the battery terminals of other batteries).

If CPAP/PAP devices are carried on board an aircraft as carry-on baggage but are not intended to be used during the flight, the batteries must be removed and packaged separately, unless the device contains at least two effective protective features to prevent accidental operation during transport.