People from most countries can visit Singapore as a tourist without needing a visa. The nationals of the European Union, Norway, Switzerland and the United States are allowed 90 days visa-free stay in Singapore.
Nationalities requiring visa
As of time of writing (August 2012), citizens of the following countries will need a visa. If you are a national of these countries, you must obtain your visa in advance, before arriving in Singapore.
- Hong Kong
- Palestinian Authority
- Saudi Arabia
Having a visa does not automatically gain you entry into Singapore. The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority has the final say at the Singapore checkpoint whether or not to allow entry, judging each on a case-to-case basis.
For more details of entry requirements, visit the official page of the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
Vaccination for Singapore
If most cases, you do not need a vaccination for entering Singapore. The only instance you would need a vaccination is if you were in a country where yellow fever is endemic up to six days before you arrive in Singapore.
Hepatitis A and B are prevalent in Singapore, so you might want to get a hepatitis jab before coming. The country does suffer from dengue fever epidemics from time to time, but there is no vaccine for that - you just have to take care about mosquito bites and use necessary repellants.
Getting travel insurance would be advisable, so that if you should fall sick, your insurance can pay for medical services in Singapore.
Planning Areas of Singapore
"Planning Areas" are the de facto districts of Singapore. This map shows you all the planning areas of the island nation. Click on them to get to know each area.
Buy Your Long-Distance Bus Tickets Here!
If you are planning to travel Malaysia and Singapore by bus, you can now purchase your long-distance bus tickets directly from Bus Online Ticket
, where you get to check the schedule as well as price of tickets from various bus companies.
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