Embassy of the Republic of Singapore - Washington D.C.

Customs & Import Information

Taxes and import duties

Under Singapore laws, arriving travellers need to pay taxes to bring in cigarettes or other tobacco products, liquor products or other taxable goods exceeding the duty-free concession and Goods and Services Tax (GST) relief. Visit the Singapore Customs website for more information.

Import of medication/health products

The Health Sciences Authority regulates the manufacturing, importation and distribution of medicines and medical devices in Singapore. For more information on the current regulatory requirements for medicines brought into Singapore for personal use, please view the guidance document for travelers bringing personal medications into Singapore.

Import, Export and Transshipment of Animals/Pets 

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore regulates the import, export and transshipment of animals. The AVA exercises a range of strategies to safeguard against the introduction and spread of animal diseases in Singapore, of which the regulation of the importation of animals into Singapore is a key strategy. For more information, please visit the AVA website.


3501 International Place, NW
Washington DC 20008

+1 (202) 537-3100

+1 (202) 537-0876


Operational Hours:
Mon-Fri 9.00am-1.00pm; 2.00pm-5.30pm Washington DC time (EST)

Consular Services (By appointment only):
Mon-Fri 9.00am – 1.00pm Washington DC time (EST)

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