Compare travel insurance for Singapore

Botanical gardens and tropical climate are just a few reasons why Singapore has become an increasingly popular destination in Asia. Compare Singapore travel insurance to give you peace of mind of your trip.

Botanical gardens and tropical climate are just a few reasons why Singapore has become an increasingly popular destination in Asia. Compare Singapore travel insurance to give you peace of mind of your trip.

Josh Daniels
From the Travel team
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Posted 01 FEBRUARY 2021

Why do I need travel insurance for Singapore?

Travel insurance for Singapore can help you financially if something goes wrong while you’re away. For example, if you fall ill or have an accident, a travel insurance policy will pay for medical assistance.

If your belongings are stolen, they’ll usually be covered under a typical It’s important to check your single item limit on your policy – this is the maximum amount you can claim for any one of your possessions.

Your policy will typically offer cancellation cover. This will cover the cost of your holiday, should you need to cut your trip short or cancel due to an emergency or an event such as bereavement.


Following the UK’s most recent national restrictions, you can only travel internationally or within the UK if you're legally permitted to do so while the UK is under full lockdown restrictions.

Non-essential travel is not currently permitted within the UK before 12 April 2021 at the earliest and international travel is not currently permitted before 17 May 2021 at the earliest. Any insurance for travel before these dates is likely to be invalid. This means that, unfortunately, we’re unable to provide any new single trip price comparisons for UK policies with a start date prior to 12 April 2021 and any single trip comparisons for international policies with a start date prior to 17 May 2021
You’re still able to purchase annual multi-trip policies, however, if you choose to travel against FCDO advice and current restrictions, you won’t be covered for your trip.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. See latest FCDO advice for further information.

Any insurance policy purchased to cover a trip to a destination where the local authority, or the FCDO, has instructed citizens not to travel, will not be valid.

For more information, please see our coronavirus and travel insurance page.

Until then, stay safe.

Customers with more serious pre-existing medical conditions

Our panel includes insurance providers who quote cover for all medical conditions declared on our website, with no exclusions.

On its Money Advice Service website, The Money and Pensions Service (MaPs) has launched a directory of insurance providers who may be able to provide quotes over the phone, if you have more serious medical conditions. Find more information at the Money Advice Service or by calling the British Insurance Brokers’ Association on 0370 950 1790.

How much is travel insurance for Singapore?

If you’re visiting Singapore, worldwide travel insurance could cost from £12.84** for a week or £26.40*** for annual multi-trip policy, based on Compare the Market data in November 2020.

**Based on a worldwide travel insurance policy for a 20 year old with no pre-existing medical conditions travelling for 1 week. Prices correct as at November 2020.
***Based on an annual multi trip travel insurance policy for a 20 year old with no pre-existing medical conditions travelling Worldwide. Prices correct as at November 2020.

What can be excluded from my travel insurance policy?

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions they may not be covered under a standard travel insurance contract and you may need a specialist policy.

Adventure activities that are considered ‘high-risk’, such as scuba-diving or motorcycling, may be excluded from your policy. It’s important you check your policy before travelling and consider getting additional cover.

Try not to leave your belongings unattended, for example in a car. Although a travel insurance policy will cover stolen items, you could affect your ability to make a successful claim if you leave items unattended.

Your insurance provider may reject any claim you make that results from an incident that happened as a result of you being intoxicated by drugs or alcohol.

What type travel insurance do I need?

The most common policies are single-trip and annual multi-trip. If you’re going on more than one trip in a 12-month period, a multi-trip policy can be more cost effective. If you plan to stay for a long period of time or are visiting as part of a trip around a number of countries then you may have to get backpacker insurance.

What you’re doing will also impact the level of cover that you need. If you’re going for work purposes then you’ll need a business travel insurance policy. If you’re taking part in any extreme sports then you may need additional cover.

What else do I need to know when travelling to Singapore?

Visa: if you’re a British passport holder then you don’t need a visa to enter Singapore for visits up to 90 days, whether you’re going for social or business purposes. If you’re planning on staying longer then you’ll need to get a visa.

Passport: your passport will need to be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of entry to Singapore.

Climate: Singapore has a tropical climate and tends to be warm all year round. However, it can also be quite humid, so you’ll have to dress accordingly. It’s a good idea to plan any excursions for a cooler morning before you reach the midday heat.

Vaccinations: to get advice on vaccinations, book in an appointment with your GP at least six weeks before you travel. Ask your doctor about the following courses or boosters:

  • Typhoid
  • Tetanus
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Diphtheria
  • Yellow fever

Some vaccinations will be free under the NHS , but not all. Your doctor should be able to advise you on what vaccinations are necessity and what are lower risk. They may also refer you to a specialist health centre.

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