Health Advisory for Travellers

The Ministry of Health would like to advise all travellers visiting any country to be vigilant and to adopt the following precautions, where relevant:

Before trip:

• Visit your doctor four to six weeks before your trip for a travel health risk assessment, including advice on vaccinations required or prophylaxis recommended prior to travel.

• Please take note of our yellow fever vaccination requirement to enter Singapore if you will be travelling to a country at risk for yellow fever. Refer to the following link for more details

• Keep up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations and boosters in the National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) or National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS). 

• Check and be aware of the health situation and entry requirements for your destination country. Some countries may require proof of vaccination for diseases such as yellow fever, meningococcal etc., before you are allowed entry.

During trip:

• Observe and practise good personal hygiene at all times.

• Wash your hands regularly with soap, especially before handling food or eating, after going to the toilet, or when hands are dirty from coughing or sneezing. If water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol.

• Avoid close contact with persons who are unwell or have symptoms of infectious diseases.

• Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and dispose the soiled tissue into the bin immediately. Avoid touching your face, including eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands after coughing or sneezing.

• Eat food that have been fully cooked and wash fruits and vegetables before eating them. Avoid eating raw or undercooked meat and seafood, milk/milk products, and food prepared in unhygienic conditions.

• Drink boiled water or water from sealed bottles.

• Protect yourself from insect bites by using effective insect repellent (e.g. those containing DEET, Picaridin or IR3535 as the active ingredient), wearing long-sleeved clothes and long pants outdoors, and sleeping in an air-conditioned or insect-screened room, or under an insecticide-treated bed net.

• Avoid feeding or touching animals, especially stray or wild animals.

After trip:

• Wear a mask and seek medical attention promptly if you become unwell or develop respiratory symptoms such as cough or runny nose, and inform the doctor of your travel history.