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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.

Josh Daniels
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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.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 

The travel traffic light system currently states that trips to green and amber listed countries are legally permitted if you live in England and Scotland. If you live in Wales and Northern Ireland, you still need to follow the rules for your relevant government.

If your destination of choice is on the green or amber list, you still need to check the latest travel advice and entry requirements for each country you visit or transit through. This is to ensure you are aware of any specific requirements relating to entry and ensure travellers from the UK are permitted. Countries can have their traffic light status changed with short notice and you should take this into consideration when looking to travel. Please check the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) for the latest information.

The FCDO currently advises against all but essential travel to red list countries. Most insurance policies purchased to cover a trip to a destination where the FCDO has instructed citizens not to travel to won’t be valid, however, some insurance providers may offer reduced cover if you’re travelling for essential purposes. Should you have any queries, please check the policy wording, or contact your chosen provider before purchasing, to ensure the cover meets your needs.

Travel within England, Scotland and Wales is permitted under the current guidelines. However, public health rules and lockdown restrictions continue to vary, including entry restrictions for Northern Ireland. Check the latest guidance from the official tourism boards for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively.

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Customers with more serious pre-existing medical conditions

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

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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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