A trip to Singapore is usually uneventful, but there are some risks, that whilst small you still be aware of. Read On.
Great news! Because of the low risk of malaria in Singapore antimalarials are not usually advised, but do try and avoid bites from mosquitos and other insects. This includes measures such as insect repellents and mosquito netting.
You will find biting insects in Singapore like mosquitos, whilst they do not spread malaria they can spread Zika Virus, Dengue Virus, Chikungunya, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, and leishmaniasis. It is therefore really important that you look to reduce the risk of insect bites where ever possible. For more information and advice on how to prevent insect bites, you may wish to read our excellent How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites page or skip straight to our large selection of insect repellents!
When travelling it is always good to take some preventive medicine with you. Whether it is a simple first aid kit or medication for upset stomachs. If you know you easily get travel sickness, it is wise to bring some anti-sickness medication with you, especially as you have a lot of activities or trips planned.
Below is a table designed to show you what vaccines are mandatory, recommended or ones to consider when visiting Singapore:
|Yellow Fever Certificate Required?|
Yellow Fever Vaccine
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Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from an area with risk of transmission
Multi-stop trip? Make sure you read about the risk in other countries you may be visiting. Many people use Singapore as a transport hub or base to see other parts of Asia