Singapore Customs

Customs Clearance

 

Please use the Green Channel for your baggage clearance if you do not have controlled or prohibited items to declare and have not exceeded your Duty Free Concession or GST relief.

Please use the Red Channel if you have items to declare or if in doubt

Alcohol Allowance

 

If you are above 18 years of age, traveled from countries other than Malaysia and have spent 48 hours or more outside Singapore immediately before your arrival, you are granted the following duty-free concessions for liquors:

Option

Spirits

Wine

Beer

A

1 Litre

1 Litre

B

1 Litre

1 Litre

C

1 Litre

1 Litre

D

2 Litres

E

2 Litres

If you are a bona fide crew member, you will be granted duty-free concession on 0.25litre of spirits, and either 1 litre of wine or 1 litre of beer.
 

Cigarettes Allowance

 

There is no duty-free concession for Tobacco, including cigarettes and cigars. Such dutiable goods should be declared. (For more information on GST Relief and other Duty-Free Concession, please visit Singapore Customs’ website @ http://www.customs.gov.sg)

 

If in doubt, always seek clearance at the Red Channel.

Taking Cash In and Out of Singapore


If you are entering or leaving Singapore with Physical Currency or Bearer Negotiable Instruments (CBNI)* with a total value exceeding S$20,000 (or its equivalent in a foreign currency), you must fill in the Physical Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments Report (Traveller), or NP727, form. The forms are available at all checkpoints and police establishment or can be downloaded from the Singapore Police Force website. Submit your completed form at the Customs Red Channel on arrival in Singapore, and at the immigration counters on departure from Singapore.
 
For more information, please visit the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) website.
 
* ‘Physical currency’ refers to coins and printed money. Examples of bearer negotiable instruments include a bill of exchange, cheque, promissory note, bearer bond, money order and postal order.
 
Source: ICA