Travel Tips

Here are some tips to enjoy peace of mind when you travel:

 

Before Departure

- Apply for an Exit Permit (for National Service-liable male Singaporean citizens and Permanent Residents).

- Check the visa requirements of countries you intend to enter or transit in.

- Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which includes medical evacuation in case you encounter any unexpected emergencies. Be familiar with the terms and coverage of your policy.

- Check the health and vaccination requirements for your destination(s).

- Bring your doctor’s prescription if you have to carry any medication, as you may need to show this at the customs checkpoint(s).

- Check the customs regulations concerning import and export of items for the countries you are visiting. Some countries require travellers to declare items that are under their quarantine restrictions at the entry checkpoint.

- Ensure that your passport has at least 6 months’ validity.

- Make or save copies of your important documents (e.g. identity card, passport data page, credit cards, and travellers’ cheques) in case you lose any of them. Leave copies with your family and friends as a contingency.

- Tell your friends and family where you are going and how to contact you.

- Apply for an International Driving Permit if you plan to drive overseas.

 

During Your Travel

- Always take care of your own personal belongs and personal safety.

- Obey the laws and respect the local customs.

- Keep your passport and identity card separate to minimise the risk of you loosing both ID documents.

- Do not carry too much cash and valuables.

- Do not leave your valuables unattended.

- Never carry packages through customs on behalf of other people.

- Check the customs regulations concerning import and export of items for the countries you are visiting. Some countries require travellers to declare items that are under their quarantine restrictions at the entry checkpoint.

- Know the local rules of the road.

- Ensure that you are covered by insurance.

- Keep your family and friends informed of your whereabouts and activities.

- E-register with Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg to be contactable in the event of an emergency.

- Find out where the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission is to you.

 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore