Singapore Customs Regulations

There is no limit on the amount of currency you may bring into Singapore.If you are 18 years old or above and are arriving from a country other than Malaysia, you may use the following duty-free concessions for personal consumption:

Spirits : 1 liter
Wine or port : 1 liter
Beer,stout or ale :1 liter

There are no concessions on cigarettes and other tobacco products. This is in line with the Singapore government’s campaign to discourage smoking. If you are carrying excess dutiable items, you may leave these in Customs Bond until your departure, provided this is from the same point of entry. Storage costs are chargeable.

Dutiable items include garments and clothing accessories, leather bags, wallets, imitation jewellery, chocolate and sugar confectionery, pastries, biscuits and cakes. Restricted amounts of these items may be brought in duty-free, provided they are meant for personal consumption.

In line with most other countries, Singapore prohibits the entry of some items, while others are subject to controls and restrictions.

Prohibited items include:

  • Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances
  • Firecrackers
  • Cigarette lighters of pistol/revolver shape
  • Toy coins and toy currency notes
  • Reproductions of copyright publications, video tapes or disks, records or cassettes
  • Endangered species of wildlife and their by- products
  • Obscene articles and publications
  • Seditious and treasonable materials

If you have any of the articles listed, entry will only be allowed when you produce the import permit or authorization from the relevant authorities.
A traveler who has medicines which may only be obtained through prescription under Singapore law, especially sleeping pills, depressants, stimulants, etc, must possess a prescription from a physician confirming that the medicines are used for the traveler’s physical well-being while traveling.

The above lists of dutiable, non-dutiable, prohibited, controlled and restricted goods are not exhaustive. If you need clarification or further information,please contact:

Head, Terminal Section Airports Branch Customs & Excise Department
Singapore Changi Airport Changi Airport P.O. Box 5 Singapore 9181 Tel: 5459122 or 5427058

The Customs Officer Singapore Changi Airport Tel: 5412572 or your nearest Singapore Overseas Mission.