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Do You Need Travel Insurance for Singapore?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Singapore?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Singapore?
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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is known as the Lion City and consists of about 64 smaller offshore islands, in addition to the main island. Two bridges connect Singapore to Malaysia and continental Asia.

You’ll want to plan ahead for any unexpected medical event or other issues before starting out on your journeys. This is where travel insurance comes in.

Travel Insurance Requirements

According to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), short-term visitors who are not fully vaccinated are required to have travel insurance for their COVID-19-related medical treatment or hospitalization. Their insurance plan should have a minimum coverage of S$30,000.

In addition, short-term visitors who are fully vaccinated, and non-fully vaccinated children aged 12 and below, are not required to have travel insurance for their COVID-19-related medical treatment or hospitalization.

However, travelers are still encouraged to acquire sufficient travel insurance coverage as they will have to pay for their own medical treatment costs if their insurance plan’s coverage is insufficient.

VisitorsCoverage can help determine the best coverage options once you have finalized your travel plans. We have travel medical plans with emergency medical evacuation, comprehensive coverage, and more. We also have plans that cover the Covid-19 requirements.

For American residents traveling from the U.S., should you need to cancel, postpone or cut short your original travel plans for any reason, including COVID-19-related issues, trip insurance with Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) insurance may be a better option. For non-US residents, the best fit is International Travel Medical Insurance.

COVID-19 in Singapore

For the most up-to-date information on Covid restrictions for traveling, please follow CDC guidelines. Do not travel if you test positive for Covid, and make sure your vaccinations are up to date..

It is still important to continue safe hygiene practices.

  • Wash your hands often, especially before eating.
  • If soap and water aren’t available, clean hands with hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol).
  • If you are sick, stay home or in your hotel room, unless you need medical care.

Other health and safety recommendations include:.

  • Carry a list of local doctors and hospitals at your destination.
  • Review your health insurance plan to determine what medical services it would cover during your trip.
  • Consider purchasing travel health and medical evacuation insurance.

Covid information for your trip

Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.

Health & Safety

Currently Singapore suggests that visitors should exercise normal precautions. To learn more about the current conditions while traveling, visit the Singapore Travel Advisory website.

Maintain Personal Security:

  • Monitor travel advisories and alerts from the U.S. Department of State.
  • Carry contact information for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
  • Carry a photocopy of your passport and entry stamp; leave the actual passport securely in your hotel to avoid loss or theft.
  • Follow all local laws and social customs.

Necessary Vaccinations

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include:

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles

Other recommended vaccines: (not required but strongly advised depending on your particular destination)

  • Yellow fever for travelers from certain countries.
  • Typhoid

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas & documentation

To enter Singapore, your passport must be valid for six months beyond the date of arrival, with a two blank page requirement for entry stamp.

Tourist visas are not required for stays under 90 days.

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