Want to know the requirements for travel to Singapore from Philippines this 2023?
If you are a Filipino citizen and would like to travel to Singapore in 2023 as a tourist, then you will need to meet certain travel requirements.
In this article, we will discuss the requirements for travel to Singapore from the Philippines, as well as travel documents required for Singapore. We’ll also talk a bit about the Singapore Arrival Card (SGAC) for Filipino tourists.
Keep in mind that in this blog post, we’ll talk about these requirements that are limited to Filipino tourist travelers only.
So, whether you are planning a trip to Singapore or just want to know what is required for you to go there as a tourist, keep reading!
Is Singapore open for tourist now?
Yes, all Filipino travelers are welcome to Singapore regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. But in this article, we’ll keep it specific to vaccinated tourists only so it’s easier to understand.
Now let’s talk about what the entry requirements from Philippines to Singapore are.
Requirements for Travel to Singapore from Philippines (2023)
The country is slowly opening their borders and easing Singapore travel restrictions, you only need a few requirements to be able to travel as a tourist.
Fully vaccinated travellers can enter Singapore with no entry approvals, pre-departure tests, on-arrival tests and quarantine required. (Fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated children aged 12 and below by year of birth will be allowed to enter Singapore.)
Are you a Filipino citizen who would like to travel to Singapore in 2023 as a vaccinated tourist? Here are the Singapore travel requirements you need:
1. Valid Philippine passport
As usual, ensure your Philippine passport has at least 6 months remaining before expiration, or you won’t be allowed to board (or even check in for your flight).
2. Recognized Proof of Vaccination (Certificate of Vaccination)
Another Singapore entry requirement for post-COVID travel is a recognized vaccination certificate.
For us Filipinos, this means getting our VaxCert from the official DOH website.
Need help getting your VaxCert? Read this post on how to get VAXCERT PH online for more details. By reading that guide, you can get your certificate of vaccination online quickly and hassle-free.
3. Singapore Flight Tickets
Of course, you’d need to secure roundtrip tickets to Singapore since you’re travelling as a tourist.
Roundtrip tickets mean you have a flight from Philippines to Singapore, and another return flight ticket from Singapore to Philippines, so you can avoid getting offloaded.
You can keep a screenshot of your flight tickets in your phone. Based on my experience, though, the Philippine immigration prefers printed copy of your flight details so it’s good to also have one just in case.
4. Confirmed Hotel Booking
This next travel requirement is mostly required by the Philippine immigration department to make sure you’re travelling as a tourist abroad.
A confirmed booking document is as proof that you’ll be staying in one of Singapore’s accredited hotels or hostels. Here are the top-rated hotels in Singapore:
- lyf Farrer Park Singapore (₱5,500+ per night)
- YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road (₱6,500+ per night)
- BEAT. Capsule Hostel @ Boat Quay (₱2,500+ per night)
- Hotel G Singapore (₱4,500+ per night)
Want to look for other Singapore hotels that can fit your budget?
5. Travel Insurance
ln the past, Singapore required travel insurance for Filipino travelers. But now, there is no need for travel insurance for fully-vaccinated short-term visitors.
BUT it’s different because the Bureau of Immigration in Philippines is requiring Filipinos to have travel insurance.
If you’re travelling internationally as a Filipino tourist, you NEED to have:
Travel and health insurance to cover travel disruptions and hospitalization in case of COVID-19 infections during their allowable period of stay abroad
Thankfully, it’s so easy to buy travel insurance. Here’s how I bought travel insurance for only ₱731.
6. Singapore Arrival Card (SGAC)
3 days before arrival to Singapore (including the day itself), you’re required to submit SG Arrival Card and e-health declaration via the official and free e-service on the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website.
When you visit the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website, make sure to click on the Foreign Visitors section like this:
Is Singapore Arrival Card a requirement to travel to Singapore?
Yes, Singapore arrival card (SGAC) is still a travel requirement for travel to Singapore from the Philippines.
The SGAC is an electronic document that can be applied for completely online. Here are important details about it:
- SGAC is valid for a single entry into Singapore.
- Furthermore, entry to Singapore must be done in the 3 days following the approval of their Arrival Card, or this will expire.
- Filipino travelers who wish to re-enter Singapore will need to get a new Arrival Card each time they travel.
- Filipino citizens can use the SGAC to enter Singapore for tourism, leisure, medical treatment, business, or study (together with the visa, when required). Entry is allowed via air, land, or sea.
For more details about Singapore Arrival Card, you can see this guide on Singapore entry requirements for Filipino citizens.
Final Thoughts on Singapore Travel Requirements
In this post, you learned about the requirements for travel to Singapore from the Philippines. We hope it helped you plan your travels better!
Like this post about travelling? See this next post on the best cheap activities to do in Singapore (budget travel).
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