Traveller Essentials

Singapore Vacation Travel Essentials - Visa, Customs, Tax Refunds & More

Information for Transit

Travellers Transiting Through Singapore

All visa-requiring travellers must be in possession of a visa in order to be considered for entry into Singapore. This includes visa-requiring travellers who are transiting through Singapore. If your connecting flight requires you to go through immigration and collect your baggage before re-entering again for your next flight, you will need to be in possession of a visa. Please refer to Immigration & Checkpoints Authority’s website for visa application procedures.

Visiting Singapore While In Transit

Singapore Changi Airport offers an extensive range of shopping, dining and lifestyle options. Jetsetters who have a few hours to spare between transits can look forward to indulging in a full body massage, a dip at the world's only rooftop airport swimming pool or a relaxing stroll within its Butterfly Garden–a world’s first in an airport. Travellers can also find leisure options at the Entertainment Deck, which houses movie theatres, children’s playgrounds, MTV music booths, LAN Gaming as well as Xbox 360 and PlayStation® 3 gaming consoles.

Find out more on the award-winning Singapore Changi Airport's Recommended Transfer Experiences.

If you have at least five hours between transits, you may wish to join free guided tours that will bring you to attractions and landmarks around Singapore. These tours are jointly organised by Singapore Changi Airport and Singapore Airlines.

Timings for Free Singapore Tours
Heritage Tour
9:00 am to 11:00 am 
11:30 am to 1:30 pm 
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm 
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

City Lights Tour
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

To register for any of the tours, simply approach the staff at the Free Singapore Tours (FST) Registration Booth located within Terminal 2 (Transfer Lounge E, Level 2) andTerminal 3 (Transfer Lounge B, Level 2). Travellers arriving at Terminal 1 may proceed to Terminal 2 via Sky Train. 

Please register at the booth at least 1 hour before the start of the tour which you would like to participate in. 

Find out more about Singapore Changi Airport’s Free Singapore Tour.