European Union Delegation to Singapore

Travel to the EU from Singapore

26/05/2016 - 18:55
Travel to the EU

Useful information on travelling from Singapore to the EU, such as visas, travel restrictions and consulates, and for studying there.

EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) Equivalence Decision for Singapore

Good news for travellers. Singapore vaccine certificates now equivalent to the EUDCC.

Singapore is first Southeast Asian country connected to the EU Digital COVID Certificate #EUDCC
Proving your vaccination status when travelling between Singapore and EU is now easier.  
EU Digital COVID Certificate: Commission adopts equivalence decisions for Singapore and Togo
On November 24th 2021, the European Commission adopted two new decisions certifying that COVID-19 certificates issued by Singapore and Togo are equivalent to the EU Digital COVID Certificate. As a result, the two countries are now connected to the EU's system. The EU will accept their COVID certificates under the same conditions as the EU Digital COVID Certificate. This means that holders of certificates issued by these two countries will be able to use them under the same conditions as holders of an EU Digital COVID Certificate. At the same time, the two countries agreed to accept the EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel from the EU to their countries. Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, welcomed the increasing number of countries joining the EU's effort and highlighted: “To this date, we have 51 countries and territories in five continents that are now connected to the EU Digital COVID Certificate system. I am delighted also that we have the first Southeast Asian country and the first sub-Saharan African country that will be interconnected to the Digital COVID Certificate. With the end of the year holidays approaching, I want to reaffirm to travellers the importance of this tool to underpin the confidence to travel inside and outside the EU.” The two Commission decisions entered into force on 25th November 2021.

All you need to know about EUDCC:

PDF icon 2021_media_report_eudcc.pdf


The digital edition of EU in Singapore's higher education Study In Europe 2021 was attended by over 15,000 visitors from across Southeast Asia. This annual higher education fair organised by the EU in Singapore helps students find higher education study, scholarship and research options across Europe.


Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport. Between 2014 and 2020, it will provide opportunities for four million people to study, train and gain life experience abroad.

Erasmus+ replaces a number of older programmes, including an international exchange programme called Erasmus Mundus.

See the Erasmus+ web portal’s Resources section for information about linguistic support, how to manage proposals and where to find documents for the application process.


The EU Centre is one of 37 information centres worldwide. The centre is strategically located to promote awareness and understanding of the EU in Singapore and South-East Asia.

Singaporeans do not require a visa to enter the Schengen area.

If you hold a Singaporean passport, you will not require a visa to enter the EU as long as your stay is no longer than 90 days within any 180 day period. If you are not a Singaporean passport holder you may need to obtain a "Schengen visa". Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions to obtain further information.

Other nationals may need a Schengen visa. For more information on this, please check with your travel agent or the embassy of the EU country where you plan to spend the most time in.

The information below is not applicable for visas to EU countries outside of the Schengen area. If you are entering Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania or the United Kingdom, please check with the respective embassies on visa entry requirements

Competent Embassy or Consulate-General

The Embassy or Consulate-General of the country of the main destination is the authority which deals with visa applications. If the main destination cannot be determined, the application should be made to the embassy of the country in which the longest visit shall be. If the visits in different Schengen countries are of equal length, the first destination shall be the determining factor.

General information

The purpose of applying a visa requirement to citizens of certain countries is to control who can enter and visit Schengen countries. The Schengen countries normally decide collectively which nationalities the visa requirement will be applied to.

If you hold a residence card issued under EU regulations on free movement, you do not need a visa to enter EU Member States. This applies to both residence cards issued in accordance with Directive 2004/38/EC and residence cards issued before this directive took effect. This can be either a credit card size plastic card or a residence sticker in your passport.

A Schengen visa is not appropriate if you wish to remain in a Schengen country for longer than 3 months or take up employment or establish a business, trade or profession.

The issue of Schengen visas is discretionary and depends on the examination of each individual case, including purpose of visit and intention to return.

If you already hold a valid Schengen visa (if you have not used up all the days on the visa) and you wish to apply for a new visa, you must first have the valid visa cancelled by the issuing country's embassy.


1.      Which countries form part of the Schengen Area?

The Schengen area covers 26 countries ("Schengen States") without border controls between them. These countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. These countries apply the common visa policy for short stay visas.

2.      What is a Schengen visa?

  • A transit through or an intended stay in the territory of the Schengen States of a duration of no more than 90 days in any 180 day period ("short stay visa").
  • A transit through the international transit areas of airports of the Schengen States ("airport transit visa").

Generally the visa issued allows you to visit any of the Schengen States during the same trip, within the validity of the visa. A Schengen visa is not appropriate, if you wish to remain in a Schengen country for longer than 90 days, take up employment or establish a business, trade or profession.

3.      I am a family member of an EU-citizen. Are the standard requirements applicable to me?

Family members of EU citizens who have exercised their right of free movement (meaning that the EU citizen resides in or travels to a Member State other than his/her country of origin) benefit from certain procedural facilitations. The basic criteria to be fulfilled are the following:

  • The EU citizen has exercised his/her right of free movement
  • The family member (applicant) belongs to one of the categories covered by Directive 2004/38/EC 
  • The family member (applicant) accompanies the EU citizen or joins him/her in the Schengen State of destination. For further information, consult our website, click here.

4.  I have a valid long stay visa/residence permit for a country that is part of the Schengen area. Do I need another visa to travel to other Schengen states?

No. A long stay visa or a residence permit issued by a Schengen State allows you to travel or stay in other Schengen States, while respecting the maximum duration of a “short stay” (a stay of "90 days in any 180 day period").

Embassy of the Republic of Austria
600 North Bridge Road
#24-04/05 Parkview Square
Singapore 188778
Tel: +65 6396 6350
Fax: +65 6396 6340
Royal Embassy of Belgium
8 Shenton Way
#14-01 AXA Tower
Singapore 068811
Tel: +65 6220 7677
Fax: +65 6222 6976
Bulgarian Honorary Consulate in Singapore
c/o Penguin International Limited
18 Tuas Basin Link
Singapore 638784
Tel: +65 6865 2633
Fax: +65 6865 0951
Czech Republic
Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic in Singapore
1 Temasek Avenue, #41-00 Millenia Tower
Singapore 039192
High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus
106 Jor Bagh
New Delhi 1100003
Tel: +91-11-2469 7503
Fax: +91-11-2462 8828
Cypriot Honorary Consulate in Singapore
10 Collyer Quay
#37-01 Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315
Tel: +65 6507 8124
Fax: +65 6507 8111


Royal Danish Embassy
101 Thomson Road
#13-01/2 United Square
Singapore 307591
Tel: +65 6355 5010
Fax: +65 6253 3764


Consulate of the Republic of Estonia
1A International Business Park
#13-01, Singapore 609933
Telephone: 6603 4756 
Fax: 63242777
Embassy of Finland
101 Thomson Road
#21-03 United Square
Singapore 307591
Tel: +65 6254 4042
Fax: +65 6253 4101
French Embassy
101-103 Cluny Park Road
Singapore 259595
Tel: +65 6880 7826
Fax: +65 6880 7833
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
50 Raffles Place
#12-00 Singapore Land Tower
Singapore 048623
Tel: +65 6533 6002
Fax: +65 6533 1132
Embassy of Greece
Unit No. 25/9-5, 9th Floor, BKI/YWCA Building
25 South Sathorn Road, Sathorn District, Bangkok 10120
Tel: (66) - (2) 6791462
Fax: (66) - (2) 6791463

Consulate-General of Greece
896 Dunearn Road
#04-08 Sime Darby Centre
Singapore 589472
Tel: 68751205
Fax: 68751206
Embassy of Hungary
250 North Bridge Road
#29-01 Raffles City Tower
Singapore 179101
Tel: +65 6883 0882
Fax: +65 6883 0177
Embassy of Ireland
541 Orchard Road
#08-00 Liat Towers
Singapore 238881
Tel: +65 6238 7616
Fax: +65 6238 7615
Twitter: @IrIEmbSingapore
Embassy of Italy
101 Thomson Road
#27-02/03 United Square
Singapore 307591
Tel: +65 6250 6022
Fax: +65 6253 3301
Latvian Honorary Consulate in Singapore
19 Cecil Street, #05-01
The Quadrant at Cecil
Singapore 049704
Telephone: (+65) 6236 5174
Fax: (+65) 6410 9683
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania
3 Phillip Street
Royal Group Building, #13-01
Singapore 048693
Tel: 62211755
Fax: 62211005
Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Q House Lumpini 17th Floor, 1 South Sathorn Road
Tungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120
Tel: (66) – 26777360
Fax: (66) – 26777364
9 Oxley Rise
#02-00, The Oxley
Singapore 238697
Tel: (+65) 6830 0162
Fax: (+65) 6835 3421
High Commission of the Republic of Malta
Palazzo Parisio, Merchants Street
Valletta VLT 2000
Tel: (356) 21242191
Fax: (356) 21235032

Consulate of the Republic of Malta
10 Anson Road
#15-02 International Plaza
Singapore 079903
Tel: 63242060
Fax: 62276707
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
541 Orchard Road
#13-01 Liat Towers
Singapore 238881
Tel: +65 6737 1155
Fax: +65 6737 1940
Embassy of Romania
1 Claymore Drive
Orchard Towers #08-10
Singapore 229594
Phone: +65 6735 5023
Fax: +65 6735 5021
Embassy of the Republic of Poland
435 Orchard Road
#17-02/03 Wisma Atria
Singapore 238877
Tel: 62359478
Fax: 62359479
Embassy of the Portugal
3 Killiney road
#05-08 Winsland House I
Singapore 239519
Tel: 62242256
Fax: 62242356
Slovak Republic
Consulate-General of the Slovak Republic
200 Cantonment Road
#09-01 Southpoint
Singapore 089763
Tel: 62366111
Fax: 62243979
Slovenian Honorary Consulate
8 Marine View #09-02
Asia Square Tower 1
Singapore 018960
Tel: +65 6922 8168
Fax: +65 6327 8470
Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain
7 Temasek Boulevard
#39-00 Suntec Tower One
Singapore 038987
Tel: +65 6725 9220
Fax: +65 6333 3025
Twitter: @EmbEspSingapur
Embassy of Sweden
111 Somerset Road
#05-01 Singapore Power Building
Singapore 238164
Tel: +65 6415 9720
Fax: +65 6415 9747
United Kingdom
British High Commission
100 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247919
Tel: +65 6424 4200
Fax: +65 6424 4218