Singapore: FAQs

Our frequently asked questions about travel to Singapore. If you have any other questions, please contact your travel designer or concierge.

Do I need to get a visa?

Most European countries, America and Canada do not need visas to spend up to thirty days in Singapore, providing they have more than six months’ validity in their passport and onward travel documentation.

Do I need to take malaria tablets or have any vaccinations?

There is no risk of yellow fever in Singapore. The government of Singapore requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever.

Malaria is low risk in Singapore. Jacada Travel advises you discuss anti-Malarial tablets with your doctor before travel.

It is possible to get Dengue fever in Singapore. There is no medicine to prevent it. Ensure you are well covered in mosquito repellent and steer clear of stagnant water.

Which currency should I bring?

The currency in Singapore is the Singapore Dollar. The Brunei dollar is also accepted. There are plenty of ATMs in Singapore so access to cash will not be a problem, as long as your bank is informed of your whereabouts prior to travel.

Travel insurance

It is vital that you take out valid comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical repatriation, cancellation and curtailment for you trip to South East Asia. This gives you peace of mind that you will not lose money should you be forced to cancel your trip due to illness before you travel or during your vacation.

Please ensure that your insurance covers you for medical evacuation and repatriation both internationally and locally, and we could advise that your policy covers loss and theft of your possessions.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all aspects of your vacation. You must ensure that you will be covered for activities such as walking, rafting, canoeing and horse riding.

Remember to carry your insurance details with you at all times.


The electricity current in Singapore is 220-240 volts and the plug is the British BS 1363. Travellers from America who use 110-120V electronics will need a plug adapter + step-down transformer. Large, international hotels are usually able to lend these to guests but it is best to bring your own to avoid disappointment.