TRAVELLER ESSENTIALS

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

In preparing to travel to Singapore, you are strongly encouraged to visit the Singapore Immigrations and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) website for specific requirements based on where you might be travelling from. On this website you will be able to find information on:

  1. Entry Criteria and Travel Checklists
  2. Accepted COVID-19 Vaccinations for Entry to Singapore

You may also which to visit the Frequently Asked Questions on the ICA website on entry requirements.

Visa & customs

You can request a VISA letter if you need it. The requirements for VISA letters include proof of a valid and fully paid conference registration. If you need a VISA letter, please email ispd2022@in-conference.org.uk.

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. To apply, you will need an approval letter for the respective Safe Travel Lane you are using to enter Singapore.

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.

Useful Information

Currency

The Singapore dollar is used here and notes come in denominations of S$2, S$5, S$10, S$50, S$100, S$1,000 and S$10,000. Coins come in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and S$1.

Tipping

Tipping is encouraged when you experience good service, and this would be above the standard 10 percent gratuity to your bill added by some restaurants and hotels.

Language

You will be able to speak English to Singaporeans, most of whom are fluent in it. Many Singaporeans also speak an additional language, usually Mandarin Chinese, Malay or Tamil.

Power Plug

The standard electrical current used in Singapore is 220-240 volts AC (50 cycles) and you can use power plugs with three square prongs here.

 

Safe Drinking Water

You can drink water straight from the tap as the water in Singapore passes World Health Organization standards. You can also buy bottled water easily.

No Smoking Areas

You are not allowed to smoke in all air-conditioned places such as malls and eateries. You may smoke in designated smoking areas. Your cigarettes are for personal use only and your tobacco products should not exceed 400g.

 

 

 

Useful Local Numbers and Sites

Police
999

Ambulance & Fire Brigade
995

Flight Information
1800 542 4422

 

Weather
https://www.nea.gov.sg/weather