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Singapore is an increasingly popular tourist destination in Asia.
The country is a paradise for food-savvy travelers, combining Chinese, Malay and Indian influences. Visitors may also want to stop by Chinatown or Little India to see cultural integration at work.
Singapore boasts many impressive temples, parks and museums. Visitors may want to head over to Night Safari, where wild species can be seen in a whole new (lack of) light.
Singapore has lots to offer visitors with a wide variety of interests.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Singapore. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Singapore: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, rabies, and influenza.
Dengue and chikungunya are present in Singapore and pose a threat to travelers in the region. Be sure to use mosquito repellents and netting while in-country.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
Singapore has been known to have cases of cholera transmission. Vaccination against the food- and waterborne illness is recommended for travelers, especially for aid workers or those going to rural areas.
Passport Health locations carry Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccination approved for use in the U.S. Make sure you’re protected and make an appointment today!
U.S. citizens do not need a tourist visa for visits of up to 90 days. Travelers must have a passport that is valid for at least six months past the intended date of departure.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Singapore’s climate is tropical, with lots of rainfall and humidity. Temperature is consistent, with averages around 80 throughout the year. Singapore is generally hottest in April and May and coolest in December and January.
Due to its near to the equator, Singapore does not have delineated wet and dry seasons. The country experiences two monsoon seasons, the northeast monsoon season from around December to March has more frequent rains. The southwest monsoon season, brings drier months from around May to September.
Travelers should be prepared for rain and humidity. Thunderstorms are frequent. Drink plenty of water and cool off indoors.
Singapore is generally considered safe for travelers, and the crime rate is low. Travelers should keep track of their personal belongings, especially while traveling in crowded places or by public transportation.
Be aware of the presence of extremist groups in Southeast Asia that have attacked neighboring countries. In general, areas frequented by Westerners and U.S. citizens may be at a higher risk for terrorist attacks.
Singapore has some harsh penalties for items that many may view as fairly mundane. This includes:
Sexually inappropriate behavior, lewd remarks and violations of modesty can also be harshly punished.
Drunk and disorderly conduct is punishable by fine or prison time. In many areas it is illegal to consume alcohol between 10:30 pm and 7:00am in public places.
Singapore does not recognize same-sex unions, and LGBT travelers may face challenges or discrimination. The Penal Code criminalizes “acts of gross indecency” between two men, though the government has said it will not enforce this statute.
Travellers without their passports may be taken in for questioning.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Singapore:
All Americans visiting Singapore should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Singapore, here is the information for the U.S. Embassy:
U.S. Embassy Singapore
27 Napier Road
Telephone: (65) 6476-9100
Fax: (65) 6476-9340
Visit the Embassy to Singapore website before your departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
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