Singapore airport customs regulations, prohibited items & food in 2024

Singapore airport customs regulations, prohibited items & food in 2024

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Get import & export customs regulations, restricted items and food restrictions before travelling to Singapore. Items allowed to import is Travellers who have been out of Singapore for more than 48 hours are entitled to S$600 worth of duty-free goods for personal use. Prohibited items is Chewing gum, with the exception of oral dental and medicated gum approved by the Health Sciences Authority. Some of restricted items are Animals, birds and their by-products, meat and meat products, fish and seafood products, and fruit and vegetables all require a permit from the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore.

Import Regulations

Free to import items into Singapore

Tobacco

  • There is no duty-free concession on any tobacco products brought into Singapore.

Other items

  • Travellers who have been out of Singapore for more than 48 hours are entitled to S$600 worth of duty-free goods for personal use.
  • Travellers who have been out of Singapore for less than 48 hours are entitled to S$150 worth of duty-free goods for personal use.
  • Holders of a work permits, employment passes, student passes, dependent passes or long-term pass issued by the Singapore Government and crew members are not eligible for GST relief.

Prohibited items into Singapore

  • Chewing gum, with the exception of oral dental and medicated gum approved by the Health Sciences Authority.
  • Imitation tobacco products.
  • Shisha.
  • eCigarettes.
  • Any nicotine or tobacco products, such as chewing tobacco, dissolvable tobacco or nicotine, nasal and oral snuff, tobacco or nicotine to be used in an eCigarette or vaporiser, nicotine or tobacco to be used by implant or injection, and gutkha, khaini and zarda.
  • Cigarette lighters of a revolver or pistol shape.
  • Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances.
  • Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products.
  • Firecrackers.
  • Obscene articles and publications.
  • Seditious or treasonable materials
  • Counterfeit materials or items breaching copyrights.

Restricted items into Singapore

  • Animals, birds and their by-products, meat and meat products, fish and seafood products, and fruit and vegetables all require a permit from the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore.
  • Arms and explosives, bullet-proof clothing, toy guns, pistols and revolvers, and weapons such as spears and swords require a permit from theSingapore Police Force.
  • Films, videos, video games, publications and audio records, telecommunication and radio communication equipment and toy walkie-talkies require a permit from the Infocomm Media Development Authority.
  • Medicines require a physician's prescription. Medicines, pharmaceuticals and poisons are regulated by theHealth Sciences Authority.
  • Radioactive materials, ionising radiation, irradiating apparatus, and non-ionising radiation apparatus such as laser pointers, microwaves, and sunlamps require a permit from theNational Environment Agency.
  • All pets are subject to importation requirements, and some may be prohibited. For further information, please visit the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of SingaporePets & Animals.

Export Regulations

Free to export items from Singapore

No rules present

Prohibited items from Singapore

  • All items on the prohibited to import list.

Restricted items from Singapore

No rules present

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