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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.

Patrick Ikhena
From the Travel team
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Posted 2 APRIL 2020

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.


Starting on 5 November, the Government has introduced a national lockdown for England that will last until at least 2 December. As part of this, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advise against all non-essential domestic and international travel.

If you choose to travel overseas to a destination while the FCDO has advised against non-essential travel, or domestically against the instructions of the UK Government, then your insurance policy will be invalid, and any claim will be rejected.

For those living in the UK but outside of England, the public health rules may differ, but you must abide by the restrictions imposed by your local authority.

We’ll continually review the situation, and update you with the latest FCDO or Government guidance on travel.

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

Until then, stay safe.

Customers with more serious pre-existing medical conditions

When you declare medical conditions on our website, we will only show quotes from insurance providers who will cover for all declared medical conditions, with no exclusions.

The Money and Pension Service (MaPs) has also 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.

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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