Singapore travel checklist

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

To do

  • Passport: Is it up to date? It must be valid for at least six months from your date of entry into Singapore.
  • Return or onward ticket: Australian tourists need this to be able to enter Singapore visa-free.
  • Vaccinations: Have you checked whether you need any shots?
  • Travel insurance: Are you covered? (See our travel insurance reviews)
  • Safety: Have you checked the latest safety advice on the region you're travelling to? Subscribe to the latest Smartraveller updates for safety information on your destination.
  • Money: Have you told your bank you're going overseas and do you know how you'll be paying for things in Singapore? (See our travel money guide)
  • Accommodation: Have you booked accommodation for at least the first night?
  • Arrival: Do you know how you'll get from the airport to your accommodation?
  • Transport: 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 and internet: Have you switched off data roaming and voicemail? If you're planning to use a Singaporean or travel SIM, is your phone unlocked?
  • Apps: Have you downloaded offline maps or travel apps?
  • Medication: Have you checked that your regular medication is legal to bring into Singapore? (See warning below).

To pack

  • Tickets
  • Money (cash and cards)
  • Passport
  • A copy of your travel insurance details
  • A list of emergency contacts at home and in Singapore
  • Chargers and a power adapter (type G for Singapore)
  • Mosquito repellent and mosquito-proof clothing (mosquito-borne diseases are a risk in Singapore)
  • Any regular medication (in original packaging, with prescriptions)

Medication warning

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.