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Filipinos’ Travel Guide to Singapore 2022

After two years of being stuck at home, we’re gradually able to indulge our wanderlust again — not that we couldn’t in the Philippines, as the past restrictions allowed us to explore and rediscover places right in our own backyard. 

But now, it’s time to embrace the world again — and what better place to start than one of our closest neighbors, Singapore

Earlier in 2021, Singapore launched the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme with select countries, which has now been simplified to the Vaccinated Travel Framework allowing fully vaccinated tourists from all non-restricted countries to travel on any flight, quarantine-free.

Here’s all you need to know about traveling to Singapore from the Philippines!



Travel Guidelines

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Singapore is one of the countries that Filipino tourists can visit visa-free — and in the new normal, quarantine-free. Through the new Vaccinated Travel Framework, starting April 1, 2022, non-Singaporean travelers can experience less hassle when entering the country.


Travel Requirements

These are the requirements for Filipino tourists visiting Singapore starting April 1, 2022.

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months
  • COVID-19 insurance with SGD 30,000 minimum coverage
  • Proof of vaccination
    *Not required for children 12 and below who are accompanied by fully vaccinated adult/s
  • Negative result of a polymerase chain reaction test (PCR test) or professionally administered antigen rapid test (ART) within two days prior to departure.
  • SG Arrival Card to be completed before arrival
  • TraceTogether mobile app



Things to Remember

  • The SG Arrival Card should be completed within 72 hours of your arrival.
    • Register here
    • Submit pre-trip health and travel history
    • Upload vaccination certificate (VaxCertPH)
  • If you test positive between 7 to 90 days before your departure, you need to accomplish certain requirements for Vaccinated-Recovered Travelers. You can also check your eligibility here.
  • Once cleared by arrival immigration, you will receive an e-Pass via the email address you provide for your SG Arrival Card. This replaces the passport stamp and contains info on your visit pass and stay duration.


Best Places and Things to Do in Singapore for Filipinos

Known for its hawker culture and street art scene, Singapore is a gastronomic and photographic haven that’s sure to appeal to every Filipino traveler. Whether it’s your first time or you’re rekindling fondness for the country, here are the places you shouldn’t miss on your post-pandemic trip to Singapore!



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Chinatown is a great place for food trips and pasalubong shopping for Pinoys. It is home to one of the biggest hawker centers, the Chinatown Complex, as well as a crisscross of market streets. The country’s oldest Chinese temple, Thian Hock Keng Temple, is also located here.



Little India

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Little India is a huge and exciting place to explore, especially for foodies, shutterbugs, and culture chasers. Eating at Tekka Centre is a must, but finding restaurants and small shops on mural-covered alleys and meeting locals is also a wonderful experience.



Kampong Glam

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Another must-visit in Singapore for Filipinos is the historic Muslim center of Kampong Glam. As much as it is a great place to soak up Islamic culture, it is also a well-known hip and artsy neighborhood where you can take Insta-worthy photos backdropped by street art or hang out at a chic cafe or pub on Haji Lane.



Gardens by the Bay

Perfect for nature lovers, Gardens by the Bay is a real-life wonderland like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Melding nature with art and technology, this vast park encompasses themed gardens and conservatories such as Floral Fantasy and the Supertree Grove, as well as art exhibitions by different artists.



Bugis Street

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For the ultimate pasalubong shopping, Bugis Street Market is the place to be. It is a local favorite destination for a plethora of bargain finds as well as delicious hawker food!



For such a small country, Singapore offers a lot of things to do and enjoy! Find more activities to add to your itinerary on KKday!