1) A yellowfever vaccination
certificate is required from anyone over 1 year of age who have
visited or passed through any country classified either partly or
entirely as a yellow fever endemic zone within the previous 6 days.
The countries previously declared as endemic zones are considered
by the Singapore authorities to be still infected.
Hepatitis A and
E are common and hepatitis B
Rabies still occurs. For
anyone at high risk, vaccination before arrival is recommended.
If you are bitten, seek medical assistance immediately.
For applicants for permanent resident
status and for employers who get less than S$1,250 a month, HIV testing is required. Foreign test results are not accepted.
For further details, consult the Health appendix.
Singapore General Hospital receives emergency patients
and health care is excellent. There is an extensive private sector.
Health insurance is recommended, as there is no reciprocal health
agreement plan with the UK.