Before you arrive
Notice: In light of COVID-19, the Singapore Tourism Board would like to advise visitors coming to Singapore during this time to travel responsibly and take the necessary precautions.
Don’t get tripped up by the unexpected. Here are some key things you need to be aware of before you make your way to our fun-filled shores.
Did you know?
Changi Airport handles more than 7,200 flights every week, or about one every 80 seconds
Visa & customs
Most visitors to Singapore do not require a visa for entry. For more information on visa requirements and the Visa Free Transit Facility, you can check with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority or the Singapore Overseas Mission closest to you. The period of stay granted will be shown on the visit pass endorsement in your passport.
On immigration clearance, the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service1 should be completed before you leave your departure point. This is available electronically on the Visit Singapore Travel Guide app on the App Store or Google Play. Alternatively, you can visit the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority website to submit your arrival information. You can submit the information up to three days before your visit.
From 27 March 2020, 0900 hours onwards, all Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass holders returning to Singapore, including work pass holders and their dependents working in sectors that provide essential services such as healthcare and transport will be required to submit a health declaration through the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service before proceeding with immigration clearance. This health declaration should be submitted up to three days prior to arrival in Singapore. Those who make false declarations will be liable for prosecution under the Infectious Diseases Act. For more information on the travel declaration requirements, please refer to the MOH website (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19).
Upon departure, you may use the enhanced Immigration Automated Clearance System (eIACS), which offers you express self-clearance immigration. Do view this video to learn about this process.
For your convenience, download the Singapore Customs mobile app, [email protected], which allows you to declare and pay the duty and/or Goods and Services Tax (GST) for your overseas purchases on the go, before arriving at the checkpoint in Singapore. Find out more on declarations and payment at Singapore Customs.
1From 27 March 2020, 0900 hours, paper-based disembarkation/embarkation cards will be discontinued. When entry for short-term visitors resumes in the future for Singapore, such travellers will have to provide their arrival and departure information via the SGAC e-Service instead.
Getting to Singapore
Singapore’s Changi Airport is one of the busiest and best connected in the world, handling over 100 airlines flying to some 400 cities. The airport is also home to Singapore Airlines, the flag carrier of Singapore. Together with Scoot, both airlines fly to more than 135 destinations globally.
The award-winning airport itself is jam-packed with activities and amenities, making it a world-class attraction in its own right.
As a leading homeport in the heart of Asia, Singapore is one of the world’s busiest cruise centres. A host of cruise operators, covering luxury, premium, and contemporary offerings, is ready to whisk you from around the region to one of the city’s terminals. Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore can also accommodate the largest cruise liners around today.
Driving into Singapore from West Malaysia is a relaxing and scenic way of getting here. Singapore has two land checkpoints, at Tuas in the west and Woodlands in the north, that operate 24 hours a day.
Motorists of foreign-registered vehicles are required to have valid Autopass cards and motor insurance for their vehicles. Owners of foreign-registered motorcycles and cars are encouraged to apply online for a VEP/Autopass card. For more information, motorists may visit the LTA’s One Motoring website.