Planning on an exotic holiday? Guess where Singaporeans need to apply a travel visa for.

By June 27, 2016Travel

TL;DR – Your Singapore passport grants you visa-free access to most countries, but not all.

The coveted Singapore passport is the top five most accepted passports in the world, which grants Singaporeans visa-free access to 173 destinations.

However, there are still some countries that you’ll need a visa to enter. If you are thinking of planning an exotic holiday, you might want to know the following:

1) Australia

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The good news is, we can apply for an instant visa online – the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) – at this link.

Cost: AU$20 (Approx $28 SGD)

Best to apply: Can be obtained immediately

Visa validity: 3 months

2) USA

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The Singapore passport is one of four passports in the world on the Visa Waiver Program but online visa application has to be done and approved ahead of travel through the ESTA system.

Cost: US$14 (Approx $19 SGD)

Best to apply: 1 month before

Visa validity: 90 days

Updated: On Monday 27 June 27, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority announced the United States-Singapore Trusted Traveller Programme (TTP) which will grant eligible citizens from both countries quicker immigration clearance via automated clearance facilities. Singapore passport holders who meet the eligibility criteria may apply online and successful applicants can then schedule an in-person interview at the US Embassy and enjoy expedited clearance at selected US airports.

3) Nepal

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Planning to visit Mt Everest? Singaporeans can obtain a visa on arrival or alternatively, a visa can be obtained at the Nepal Consulate in Singapore.

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Cost: US$25 (Approx $34 SGD)

Visa validity: 90 days

4) Bangladesh

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Best mutton briyani in the world anyone? A tourist visa is available on arrival for Singaporeans.

Cost: US$20 (Approx $28 SGD)

Visa validity: 30 days

5) Myanmar

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An increasingly popular tourist destination for Singaporeans, you’ll need to apply for a visa to enter this country.

Cost: S$35

Processing time: One working day

Visa validity: 28 days extendable for an additional 14 days

6) Russia

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The cold never bothered you anyway? You can apply for a visa online but this is by far the most expensive visa application I’ve come across.

Cost: S$242

Processing time: 7 days

Visa validity: 30 days

7) India

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Because, Taj Mahal. Singaporeans can apply for the e-TOURIST VISA (eTV) online.

Cost: S$45

Best to apply: At least 4 days prior to departure

Visa validity: 30 days

8) Pakistan

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Stunning scenery and history awaits. Singaporeans who wish to go to Pakistan have to apply for the visa in person at the High Commission of Pakistan in Singapore.

Cost: US$25 (Approx $34 SGD)

Best to apply: 6 weeks before

Visa validity: 3 months

9) Bhutan

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They say you’re not a travel junkie until you’ve been to Bhutan.  All visas are issued from the capital, Thimphu, by a local licensed tour operator and do note that you can only book a flight to Bhutan after you obtain your visa.

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Cost of visa: US$250 a day with a tour (Approx $340 SGD)

Best to apply: 1 month before

Visa validity: 15 days 

10) Canada

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For breathtaking sceneries like no other, Singaporeans need to apply for a Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to arrival.

Cost: CAD7 (Approx $7.50 SGD)

Best to apply: Can be obtained immediately

Visa validity: 6 months

11) Egypt

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Singapore passport holders can obtain a visa on arrival and are permitted to stay for up to 30 days.

12) Venezuela

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Mention Venezuela and I think, land of the Miss Universes. Sip a pina colada on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, after you apply for a visa at the Venezuelan Embassy in Singapore.

3 Killiney Road
#07-03 Winsland House I
Singapore 239519

Tel: 6491 1172 / 6866 1439 (Consular)

(Unfortunately, we are not able to obtain info about the cost of the visa and processing time.)

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Besides for these countries, here are the other countries you’ll need a visa to enter:

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Armenia (Visa on Arrival)
  • Azerbaijan  (Visa on Arrival)
  • Bahrain (Visa on arrival or E-Visa)
  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Bolivia (Visa on Arrival)
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros (Visa on Arrival)
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Côte d’Ivoire (eVisa required)
  • Djibouti (Visa on Arrival)
  • Dominican Republic (USD10 Tourist Card must be purchased upon arrival)
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon (eVisa required)
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau (Visa on Arrival)
  • Guyana
  • Iran (Visa on Arrival)
  • Iraq
  • Jordan (Visa on Arrival)
  • Kuwait (Visa on Arrival)
  • Lebanon (Visa on Arrival)
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar (Visa on Arrival)
  • Malawi (Visa on Arrival)
  • Maldives (Visa on Arrival)
  • Mali
  • Mauritania (Visa on Arrival)
  • Marshall Islands (Visa on Arrival)
  • Mozambique (Visa on Arrival)
  • Nauru
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Oman (Visa on Arrival)
  • Palau (Visa on Arrival)
  • Papua New Guinea (Visa on Arrival)
  • Paraguay
  • Qatar (Visa on Arrival)
  • Saint Lucia (Visa on Arrival)
  • Samoa (Entry Permit on arrival)
  • São Tomé and Príncipe (eVisa)
  • Saudi Arabia (Do note that Saudia Arabia has suspended the issuance of tourist visas.)
  • Seychelles (Visa on Arrival)
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands (Visitor’s permit on arrival)
  • Somalia (Visa on Arrival)
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka (Visa on Arrival)
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan (Visa on Arrival)
  • Timor-Leste (Visa on Arrival)
  • Togo (Visa on Arrival)
  • Tonga (Visa on Arrival)
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu (Visa on Arrival)
  • Ukraine
  • UAE (Visa on Arrival)
  • Uzbekistan
  • Yemen
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