Rules for Carrying Physical Currency Into Singapore

If you’re entering Singapore with more than SGD20,000 or its foreign currency equivalent in cash, you must submit a completed NP727 form
10 Dec 2022
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Carrying physical currency and bearer-negotiable instruments into Singapore

If you’re entering Singapore with more than SGD20,000 or its foreign currency equivalent in cash, you must submit a completed NP727 form to:

  • the Customs Red Channel on your arrival at Singapore’s Changi Airport, or
  • the immigration counter on your departure from Singapore.

Collect the NP727 form at any major checkpoint, Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) or, Neighbourhood Police Post (NPP).

Singapore immigration / CNA
Singapore immigration / CNA

Duty-free restrictions

If you’re departing from or changing planes in Singapore:

  • Liquids, aerosols and gels purchased from duty-free shops, located after the security screening point at Changi Airport, are allowed on board.
  • These items must be packed in a transparent, sealed plastic bag, which includes the original receipt(s).
  • If you’re changing planes in Singapore, duty-free purchases made on another sector of your journey must be packed in a transparent, sealed plastic bag, which includes the original receipt(s).
  • If you’re flying to Australia or the US, duty-free liquids, aerosols and gels are allowed provided they’re purchased on board your flight or delivered by Changi Airport’s duty-free personnel to the gate-hold room in a transparent, sealed plastic bag, which includes the original receipt(s).
  • If you’re changing planes in Singapore on your way to Australia or the US, you cannot carry duty-free items purchased from another sector of your journey.
  • Items that are not permitted will be disposed at the boarding gate.

Reference: Singapore Airlines

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