Singapore vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Leaving for Singapore soon? Then it is wise to properly prepare for your trip. We recommend vaccinations for Singapore, although in most cases they are not mandatory. Which vaccinations you require is dependant on the duration of your stay in the smallest country in Southeast Asia.

The Republic of Singapore is an island city-state in Southeast Asia that consists of 63 islands and is separated from Malaysia and Indonesia by sea straits. Singapore has a tropical climate with temperatures that usually range between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius. Due to the humidity, it often feels warm and a bit clammy. If you wish to avoid the most heavy monsoon rains, then the best time to travel to Singapore is between February and September. Singapore has a lot to offer: in the old town you can gaze at beautifully preserved colonial buildings and along the banks of the Singapore River you can eat in one of the many authentic small restaurants. In Chinatown and Little India you imagine yourself elsewhere, and if you love shopping you will certainly enjoy the ultra-modern shopping malls Singapore offers. Regardless of your travel itinerary for Singapore, you will always need to take into account the risk of (tropical) diseases and mosquitoes. Both dengue and malaria occur in certain parts of Singapore. Our skilled KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require and what other precautions you can take for a pleasant stay in this exceptional country. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.

Singapore vaccinations: the most common risks

Various (tropical) diseases are prevalent in Singapore to which you are likely not resistant. Vaccines can protect you against these. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases in Singapore and read which specific vaccinations you require.


In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.


In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Japanese Encephalitis

In this country Japanese encephalitis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Yellow Fever - possibly compulsory

In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to Singapore: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Singapore as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice (in Dutch) helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Singapore? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Singapore vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Singapore? Please feel free to contact us and send an email to You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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