Singapore Travel Guidelines

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jan 31, 2013
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Emergency no: 112/911
Police: 999
Medical/Fire: 995

 

112 or 911 are the emergency numbers for foreign travelers in Singapore to reach an Emergency Call Centre.

 

Medical facilities and health information:

 

Singapore is known for its widely available good medical care facility. U.S. health insurance is what doctors and hospitals generally do not accept. They expect immediate payment for health services by cash or credit cards.

 

Ministry of Health auditors in certain circumstances, without the consent of the patient, may be granted access to patient medical records. Recipient of health care should be aware that in certain circumstances physicians may be required to provide information relating to the diagnosis or treatment.

 

Individuals with HIV/AIDS have to face imposed travel restrictions. Singapore, lately, has had upsurge of illnesses, especially those that are transmitted by mosquitoes. This includes dengue fever and the viral disease Chikungunya, that too despite vigorous mosquito eradication efforts.

 

If required inquire directly with the Embassy of Singapore before you travel.

 

MEDICAL INSURANCE

 

We at Jagran, strongly urge you to seek advice before traveling anywhere abroad. Various available medical insurance companies can help you with various precautions which include confirming to their policy for overseas and covering emergency expenses such as a medical evacuation and much more.

 

You may want to consider purchasing a short-term policy for your trip, in case your medical insurance policy does not provide you with overseas coverage.

 

Before Visiting Singapore

 

For vaccine-preventable diseases and other related diseases you might be at risk for, you should make sure you get the under mentioned vaccinations and medications before visiting Singapore: (Note: Medical facilities are often case specific and depends on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. Your consulted doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, accordingly.)

 

Adults and children should get different vaccinations and can be checked duly below the link.
Diseases such as for influenza, chickenpox (or varicella), polio, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), and diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) come under the routine vaccines category are given at different stages of life; please refer to the childhood and adolescent immunization schedule and routine adult immunization schedule.

 

The government requires travelers arriving from countries where yellow fever (although yellow fever is not a disease risk in Singapore) is present to present proof of yellow fever vaccination. This requirement must be taken into consideration, if you will be traveling to one of these countries where yellow fever is present before arriving in Singapore.

 

NOTE: Be in no doubt as far as your routine vaccinations are concerned, they should be updated well in advanced.

 

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

 

Often best available risk information is what determines the recommendations of vaccines. It is to be duly noted that the level of risk for vaccine-preventable diseases can change at any time.

 

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