Singapore’s passport is evidently one of the best in the world – it grants access to a whopping 170 countries!
This huge privilege has facilitated smooth international travels and the Singapore passport has unsurprisingly been ranked globally as fifth best with regards to ease of travel, with exception of just a few countries, of course.
From Australia to the United States of America, here are 10 Countries That Singaporeans Will Need A Visa To Travel To. Do bear in mind that visa requirements tend to change from time to time and it is still best to double-check with your respective embassies and travel agencies for the most updated information, especially before you depart for the designated country.
Visiting the land Down Under? Well, you need to acquire your electronic visa record online prior to your departure. For short term tourism stays, apply for the Electronic Travel Authority, which allows visitors to stay in Australia up to a consecutive period of three months.
Singaporeans visiting Bahrain will require a travel visa to enter the country, where they can apply for an electronic visa from Kingdom of Bahrain’s official government website. The Visit eVisa costs approximately US$77 per applicant and can be used for multiple entries.
Besides obtaining a tourist visa prior to arriving Belarus, Singaporeans should ensure their passports have at least two blank pages. The application process takes about two weeks as there is no Embassy of Belarus in Singapore. Choose from single, double or multiple-entry visa.
According to the Tourism Council of Bhutan, Singaporeans planning to visit Bhutan must book their vacation through a licensed tour operator. The tour company will then proceed to make the necessary visa arrangements for you.
Singaporean travellers visiting Egypt can either obtain a visa upon their arrival to Egypt or apply for a visa prior to their arrival. For more information, visit Singapore’s Egyptian Embassy at Eu Tong Sen Street.
Should vacation be the main agenda, Singaporeans should apply for an e-Tourist Visa at least four days before their arrival in India. A recent headshot photograph and a fee of US$60 will be collected. The visa will last for 30 days from the arrival of the date in India.
Singaporeans intending to tour Myanmar must bear in mind that visa applications will have to be made online. A recent headshot with a clean white background and a passport with at least six months’ validity are required. The visa costs S$35 per person.
#8 PAPA NEW GUINEA
A holiday at Papa New Guinea requires a lot more effort. Tourist visas must be registered at Papua New Guinea Immigration and Citizenship Division at least two months before your departure date. Singaporeans are not allowed to obtain a visa on arrival.
#9 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Under the Visa Waiver Programme, Singaporeans have to apply for an electronic travel authorisation via U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Electronic System for Travel Authorization official website at least 72 hours before their departure.
Before visiting Venezuela, ensure you have sufficient empty passport pages and a passport that is valid for at least 90 days. Relevant documents such as proof of financial means and photograph(s) are required to be submitted to the Venezuelan Embassy.