Let our site be more useful to you each time you visit by enabling your cookies so we can remember details like your preferred language and more for a smoother browsing experience. Okay

Statement on Singapore’s Zika situation: We remain a safe travel destination and our visitors’ well-being and health are our top priority.

Singapore, 13 September 2016 – Singapore remains a safe travel destination and the well-being and health of our visitors continues to be our top priority.

The first case of local transmission of the Zika virus in Singapore was detected on 27 August 2016. Since then, Singapore has put in place a robust system to mitigate the spread of Zika in the community (www.nea.gov.sg/zika). The World Health Organisation (WHO) has also described Singapore’s transparency, regime of quick reporting and thorough response in managing the local transmission of Zika as a “role model” for other countries.

The Singapore Tourism Board will continue to closely monitor the Zika virus situation through the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA). Currently, there is no travel restriction by WHO to Zika-affected countries.

We advise visitors to refer to the government microsite (www.gov.sg/zika) for the latest updates and information on Zika, and adopt measures to protect themselves against mosquito bites. Visitors who are pregnant should continue to take strict precautions against mosquito bites. Should visitors have symptoms of possible Zika virus infection (fever, rash and other symptoms such as red eyes or joint pain), they should seek medical attention immediately. Visitors who are pregnant and have these symptoms should consult their Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) specialist.