Singapore travel checklist

Tickets, money, passport! Your essential Singapore to-do list and packing list.

Before you go

A checklist of the most important things you need to do and pack before your trip to Singapore:

Use the quick links below to navigate the Singapore travel guide or download the travel checklist.

To do

  • Passport: Is it up to date? It must be valid for at least six months from your date of entry into Singapore.
  • Visa requirements: Do you have a return or onward ticket? You'll need one to get a visa.
  • Vaccinations: Have you checked which shots you may need?
  • Travel insurance: Are you covered?
  • Safety: Have you registered your travel plans with smartraveller and checked the latest safety advice on the region you're travelling to?
  • Money: Have you told your bank you're going overseas and do you know how you'll be paying for things in Singapore?
  • Booking: Have you booked accommodation for at least the first night?
  • Transfers: Do you know how you'll get from the airport to your accommodation?
  • Getting around: Do you know how you'll get around Singapore, and do you need to pre-book any tickets?
  • Driving: If you're planning on driving, do you have the correct licence and are you familiar with the local road rules?
  • Phone: Have you switched off data roaming and voicemail? If you're planning to use a local or travel SIM, is your phone unlocked?
  • Apps: Have you downloaded offline maps, travel apps or the CHOICE Singapore travel guide onto your mobile?
  • Medication: Have you checked that your regular medication is legal to bring into Singapore?

To pack

Important: Many medications that are legal in Australia are restricted in Singapore. This includes some painkillers, cold and flu medications and ADHD medications. If you're planning to travel with medication, you may need to apply for approval from Singapore's Health Sciences Authority.

Tip: No matter where you travel, you should carry all medications (even vitamins) in their original packaging, along with their original prescription. It's also a good idea to carry a letter from your doctor explaining what the medications are (using generic names) and what they're for.

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