Strikingly ordered and clean, the buzzing city-state of Singapore is not as dull as it can appear. Ultra-modern commercial hub, among the most important on the planet, the Southeast Asian nation is a curious cultural melting-pot of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western populations, all living peacefully together. This singular blend blesses Singapore with a diverse and absolutely exquisite cuisine, which can be tasted on absolutely every corner. Culture is not left behind and Singapore has remarkable museums and spectacular monuments. Rich, cosmopolitan, exuberant, but always neat and tidy… The captivating Singapore promises a unique experience to its visitors.
We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
SINGAPORE – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|The Yellow Fever Vaccine
|A proof of vaccination against yellow fever may be required upon entry in to this country.
Some travellers may not be eligible to receive this vaccine. Please enquire with your health care professional regarding your specific details.
It is important to note that the vaccine should be administered at least 10 days prior to your departure.
For further information, please consult with the World Health Organization (WHO) website:
|Recommended for all travelers.
|Recommended for all travelers.
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine
|Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps
|Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.
|For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.
|Flu – Influenza
|Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)
|Recommended for all travelers
|Recommended for most travelers, especially those who are staying with friends or relatives; visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water; or prone to “adventurous eating”
|Talk to your health care professional about the risks and precautionary measures to take, as well as the Dukoral® vaccine. Important to note that the Dukoral vaccine is an oral vaccine given in 2 doses, recommended at least 2 weeks prior to departure.
|Dengue Fever, Chikungunya and/or Zika
|There are many illnesses that are transmitted via mosquito bites and unfortunately we do not have vaccines to protect us against most of them. It is important to inquire with your healthcare professional regarding the specific risks and the different illnesses presently in circulation.
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea
|Azithromycin or Suprax
In Singapore, good quality medical care is widely available. If you require health care while traveling on the island, you can go to the International Medical Clinic. This medical center is dedicated to the care of expatriates. The Tan Tock Seng Hospital is another good address. If you require specialized medical care, go to the Gleneagles Hospital, which is affiliated to the international network of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the New York Presbyterian Hospital. In the event of serious health issues, it is advised to be evacuated to your country of origin.
In case of emergency in Singapore, call 995.
Pharmaceutical establishments in Singapore are well supplied and basic medicines, as well as specific treatments, are easily accessible. Pharmacists here are well trained and provide good health care advice. But it is always safer to bring your own complete first aid kit when traveling to Singapore.
CANADIAN EMBASSYEmergency services
- 999 for police
- 995 for fire and ambulance service