Security and health

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Singapore. This is regularly updated, and should be checked before planning travel.

It is strongly recommended that Australian travellers take out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover any overseas medical costs, before their departure. They should confirm that their insurance covers them for the whole time they will be away and check what circumstances and activities are / are not included in their policy.

It is also recommended that Australian travellers consult Smartraveller to provide greater protection in case of an emergency.


There is good medical care available and many doctors are Australian trained. Immediate payment for healthcare services is the norm. Healthcare is not subsidised for non-citizens and can be costly, thus it is important for visitors to ensure they are covered by appropriate insurance.

Find out more about healthcare providers in Singapore.