Fast Facts: Singapore

Below are some of the most common questions from our travelers.

Do I need a passport? What is required for entry?

U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least 90 days after your return date, though we strongly recommend at least six months.

U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Singapore for stays up to 90 days. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.

Booked on one of our packages with Scheduled Dates? If you do not hold a U.S. passport, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.

More information about passports & visas.

What is the weather like?

When traveling to Singapore, Feburary is the hottest month with an average temperature of 81° F and the coldest is January at 79° F. The peak time to travel to Singapore is from March until May.

Check out the current weather conditions in Singapore.

Are there any health precautions I should take?

According to the Center for Disease Control, all areas lower than 2,000 meters (6,561 feet), including cities are considered high-risk areas for malaria. The cities of Delhi and Bombay are also risk areas. Consult your physician about inoculations and the use of antimalarial drugs.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

What is the currency?

In Singapore, the currency is the Singapore Dollar. Please review the current exchange rate on the rupee.

Are tips & service charges customary?

Upscale restaurants: 10%
Hotel restaurants: 10%
Porters: SGD $3

In Singapore you'll be expected to pay small amounts in order to get things done, as well as to reward for jobs already accomplished.

What are the best items to shop for?

Shop for Asian antiques and artifacts, gold plated orchids, herbal supplements, watches and jewlery, decoration items and curios.

What are the voltage requirements?

230 volts. Plugs C & D. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

Can I take my cell phone?

See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.