Sports Equipment and Special Baggage

Sports Equipment

Sports equipment may be carried as part of the free baggage allowance in accordance to the class of travel. The following equipments are eligible for a 5kg waiver:

  • Snow and/or water skiing equipment
  • Angling equipment
  • Surfboards and/or other surfing equipment (NOT including windsurfing)
  • Bowling balls

While the following are eligible for a 12kg waiver:

  • Golf equipment
  • Bicycles
  • Diving equipment
  • Cricket equipment

Please note that these waivers may not be combined with other waivers. Should multiple waivers be present, only the largest would apply.

It is advisable to carry all sporting equipment as checked baggage as some equipments that may be used to cause harm to others are forbidden to carry as hand baggage.


Guests may carry with them urns as hand baggage. The guest must ensure that it is packed in a suitable manner and adequately protected against breakage by cushioning packaging. The package must be stored in the overhead compartment.

The following documents will be required, depending on the departure or arrival station authority:

  • Death certificate
  • Certificate of cremation
  • Police clearance letter
  • Authorisation certificate from Health Department

Diplomatic Mail

At the Brunei International Airport, Foreign diplomats and their staff members, and members of certain international organisations, e.g. United Nations, may carry sealed diplomatic bag in the passenger cabin without examination of contents, provided the station staff members are satisfied with authenticity of their seals and the courier’s credentials. Captain in-command is informed of the carriage. However, some other states may require them to be screened.

Zamzam Holy Water

All guests returning from Hajj or Umrah are allowed additional complimentary free baggage allowance of 5 litres of the Zamzam Holy Water, provided that it is properly and safely wrapped in a plastic covering to avoid leakage and damage to other baggage. This complimentary allowance applies to all passengers travelling on Royal Brunei Airlines (RB), including inbound passengers from other carriers connecting to RB flights.