Singapore travel insurance
Before you buy travel insurance for your trip to Singapore, there are a few things to consider:
- The cost of your trip – If you have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, it’s important to know that you can get your money back
- The activities you’re likely to be doing – if you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our extreme sports policy
- How much medical coverage you have – No one wants to think about getting ill or having an accident abroad but, unfortunately, it does happen
- The value of what you’re taking with you – If it were lost, how much would it cost to replace?
- And don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Singapore from the FCDO
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What is covered with travel insurance to Singapore?
As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:
- Medical expenses and hospital benefit
- Personal accident and liability
- Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
- Abandoning your trip
- Delayed departure
- Accommodation cover
- Personal belongings and baggage
- Personal money, passport and travel documents
- Legal expenses
What should you know about Singapore?
We want you to have the best possible holiday experience, so we’ve listened some useful information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip to Singapore.
|Most common languages spoken||English, Malay, Tamil and Standard Mandarin|
|Population||Approx. 6 million|
|Plug type||Plug type G|
|Driving side||Left-hand side|
|Seasons||Spring – March to May|
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
|Laws||Local laws and customs|
Do I need a visa for Singapore?
No, if you’re travelling to Singapore as a British citizen and plan on staying for no longer than 30 days, then you don’t need to apply for a visa.
Full details about visas and entry requirements for Singapore can be found here.
Healthcare in Singapore
The healthcare services in Singapore are of a very good standard and are widely spread throughout Singapore. Although some UK prescribed drugs aren’t available in Singapore, so it’s important to take enough medication to cover your stay. Healthcare in Singapore can be quite expensive, so make sure you have adequate medical cover in place before your trip.
It’s also important to remember to speak to your GP at least four to six weeks before your trip to check whether there are any vaccinations or other preventatives needed.
You can find more information about healthcare in Singapore.
What if I need emergency assistance in Singapore?
If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of needing medical treatment or assistance while in Singapore, you or someone on your behalf can contact our 24-hour medical assistance team.
Did you know that…?
- The gigantic Open Ocean tank at the S.E.A Aquarium in Singapore holds 50,000 fish and marine animals, all viewable through an appropriately giant acrylic panel, 36m wide by 8.3m high.The effect is meant to be like standing on the ocean floor!
- Singlish is widely spoken in Singapore, a patois of English mixed with Malay and Chinese. If you don’t understand some Singlish, say “Catch no ball!” The opposite of “jackpot in Singlish is “claypot” – a total loss! Here ends the dictionary.
- Raffles Hotel is the most famous place to spend the night in Singapore. It’s where the Singapore Sling cocktail was invented and a tiger, reputedly Singapore’s last, was shot in the hotel’s bar. The two events are apparently unconnected.
- There’s not a lot of meat on a shark’s head, but Singaporean foodies know that. What they enjoy is steaming one up, drizzling on a sweet soy-sesame sauce and sucking on the gelatinous cartilage and fat.
- Chew gum all you like in Singapore! The only problem is, you’re not allowed to bring any in and its sale is banned except for medicinal reasons from a dentist or pharmacist. Gum-wielding vandals and litter louts caused the ban in 1992.
- Good news! It’s really unlikely that you’ll be fined for not flushing the toilet in Singapore. Yes, there’s a fine for failing to flush – but most new loos are fitted with automatic flush sensors.
- Let it all out at Speakers’ Corner. Not in London, but the one that opened at Singapore’s Hong Lim Park in 2000 as a “free speech area”. OK, you do have to register before speaking, and be a citizen or permanent resident of Singapore. But go for it!