Travel Information

Updated information on
arrival, transit and departure from Singapore

Travelling to Singapore:
Checklists and Entry Requirements

SG Arrival Card Application Link:

Travel Information

Some may refer to Singapore as the “little red dot”, but Singapore’s presence in the world today is more significant than that moniker. Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city that offers a world-class living environment, with its landscape populated by high-rise buildings and gardens. One interesting facet you’ll discover about Singapore is a ubiquitous collage of cultures, where people of different ethnicities and beliefs coexist.

Explore the island’s various cultural precincts and religious landmarks and get acquainted with Singapore’s multicultural society. Whether you join a tour or discover your own Singapore, you’ll be sure to catch a glimpse of Singaporeans’ impressive history, cultural diversity and lifestyles during your visit to our city-state.

Immigration Checklist

Arriving in Singapore Checklist –
Singapore entry visa requirement –

About the Automated Clearance Initiative (SG Arrival Card (SGAC) with Electronic Health Declaration), known as the SG Arrival Card.
The Automated Clearance Initiative (ACI) enrols eligible foreign visitors to use the automated lanes during arrival immigration clearance at Singapore’s checkpoints.

SG Arrival Card is the electronic version of the paper SG arrival physical DE card that every foreign visitor must present for immigration clearance.
All travellers from eligible countries (click to check ) must now submit the electronic health declaration before they enter Singapore using the SG Arrival Card e-Service. 
You will need to submit the SG Arrival Card at this link
Once your application is approved, you do not need to queue at the immigration counters. Just scan and go through the gantry, and this will help to save time for all arrival passengers.

What you should note about SG Arrival Card:
All travellers are required to submit their SG Arrival Card before arriving in Singapore, except:

  • Those transiting/transferring through Singapore without seeking immigration clearance; and
  • Residents are travelling through the land checkpoints.
  • Submit your SG Arrival Card  within three (3) days prior to the date of arrival in Singapore. For example, travellers arriving in Singapore on 30 Jun 2020, can only submit their declaration from 28 Jun 2020 onwards. This is to avoid unnecessary delays during immigration clearance.

For Singapore’s entry requirements:

Travel Insurance

Please click here, COVID-19 travel insurance and medical treatment for inbound travellers, Climate and Dress. Singapore has a mild tropical climate with abundant rainfall throughout the year with an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. The dress code is generally informal but formal wear will be required at some places or occasions.


Singapore’s voltage is 220-240AC, 50 Hertz. Most hotels can provide a transformer to convert it to 110-120AC, 60 Hertz.


Singapore is the safest city in Asia; delegates can expect to walk along the streets late at night without fear. The nation’s general economic prosperity and professional and effective police force contribute to the low crime rate and enable continued success in controlling crime and enhancing personal security.

Urban Security
(Digital, Health & Personal)

(Safe Cities Index 2021)

Top in Asia for Personal
Safety & Quality of Living

(by Mercer 2021)

Credit Card and Currency

Major credit cards and charge cards such as American Express, Diners, MasterCard and Visa are accepted at most establishments. The currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD). Banks and exchange bureaus are located in major shopping centres and airports to facilitate currency exchange.

Tipping and Goods & Services Tax or GST (Government tax)

Tipping is officially discouraged in Singapore. Most hotels and restaurants levy a 10% service charge and the GST on their bills. The GST is currently charged at 8%, with effect from 1 January 2023.


Smoking is prohibited in public service vehicles, museums, libraries, lifts, theatres, cinemas, air-conditioned restaurants, non-air-conditioned eating houses, hawker centres, hair salons, supermarkets, department stores and government offices. In line with efforts to improve the nightlife experience for all, entertainment outlets have smoking restrictions. Smoking is no longer permitted in pubs, discos, karaoke bars and nightspots unless in approved smoking rooms or corners. Offenders can be fined up to SGD1,000.00.

Time Difference

Singapore Time is 8 hours ahead of GMT.

Entry Visa to Singapore

Please Click here for the latest information regarding COVID-19 travel and entry requirements

Please note that all visitors to Singapore must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Valid travel document (minimum validity = 6 months);
  • Onward/return ticket;
  • Entry facilities to next destination;
  • Sufficient funds to stay in Singapore and
  • Visa for Singapore (if applicable)

For more detail, Click here