Travelling to Singapore? Need Vaccinations?
Singapore hosts one of the world’s busiest ports. It is a prosperous South East Asian country that is growing economically stronger every year. With so much to see and do in Singapore, many visitors start their journey into South East Asia here. Singapore is a densely populated and vibrant city with a myriad of cultural influences. This can be seen its food, its festivals and its architecture. It is referred to as a garden city because of its abundance of green spaces and many nature reserves.
What Vaccinations do I need for Travel to Singapore?
Before travelling to Singapore you should ensure that you have had all of your routine UK Jabs, including:
Depending on where in the Singapore you are travelling, your current health condition, lifestyle and occupational risks, the other vaccinations that you may require for Singapore are:
Have a look at our pricing table for information about the cost of the travel vaccinations required for Singapore. Should you be travelling in the region, also take a look at the vaccination requirements for neighbouring countries and areas including Bali, Borneo, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Further Travel Health Advice for Singapore
Malaria is not common in Singapore. It is a low risk malarial country. Precautions may be advised for travel to Singapore depending on where and when you are going, Talk to our travel nurse who will be best able to offer you expert travel advice. Taking reasonable steps such as repellent and mosquito nets to reduce the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes to give you the greatest protection against infection while travelling.
Dengue fever precautions should be taken for travel to Singapore. Dengue fever is caused by mosquito bites from a specific mosquito, which seems to be most active during daylight. There is no medical protection against dengue fever. What you can do is try to avoid mosquito bites and use mosquito repellent and a mosquito net. Our travel nurse will be best able to advise you before you travel.
Heat and Humidity
Singapore doesn’t really have seasons as such. It does however get rain so come prepared. Check before you travel so that you can adequately prepare for the weather you will be facing on your trip.
Tap water is considered safe for drinking but you can also find bottled water here if you prefer.
Food and Drink
Singapore is a culinary delight with many different cultures influencing the food here. There is very little you can’t get food wise but be warned, alcohol here is expensive.
Animals and Insects
Lots of different infections can be spread through insect bites, including Dengue Fever, which is spread by mosquitoes. Advice for this infection is listed above.
Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while in Singapore.
Despite being considered one of the safest cities in the world, please practice common sense with regards to your safety when travelling in Singapore. Remember that taking or transporting illegal drugs is a very serious offence in Singapore. Other things that can get you into trouble in Singapore are jay-walking, littering and spitting in prohibited places. Do these at your own risk.
Recent Travel Health News for Singapore
January 2014: Dengue Fever Outbreak in Singapore
December 2013: Chikungunya Virus Outbreak in Singapore