Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals. Prohibited imports include chewing gum and cigarette lighters; and alcoholic drinks or tobacco products with ‘Singapore duty not paid’ on the packaging.
Traffic drives on the left. Visitors can drive with a foreign driving licence for stays of up to one month.
For longer visits an international driving permit is required. Singapore has one of the most advanced metro systems in the world, the MRT. Taxis are widely available; fares are metered.
Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include dengue fever, hepatitis B and Japanese encephalitis.
There were 11,098,000 tourist arrivals in 2012.