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Controlled Goods

You need to present an import permit or authorization form from the relevant competent authorities before you can bring into Singapore controlled goods. Please produce the goods and the import permit or authorization form to the checking officer at the Red Channel.

Please refer to the tables below for information on controlled or prohibited goods. You may wish to visit the website of the relevant authorities for more details.

 

Agri-food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore

Controlled Items

Competent Authority Information

Animals, birds and their by-products

Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products

Meat and meat products

Fish and seafood products

Fruits and vegetables

Agri-food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore

5 Maxwell Road
#02/03-00, Tower Block MND Complex
Singapore 069110

Tel: 6325 7625

Website: http://www.ava.gov.sg

Singapore Police Force

Controlled Items

Competent Authority Information

Arms and explosives

Bullet-proof clothing

Toy guns, pistols and revolvers

Weapons, kris, spears and swords

Singapore Police Force

Licensing Division
391 New Bridge Road
#02-701, Police Cantonment Complex
Singapore 088762

Tel: 6835 0000

Website: http://www.spf.gov.sg

Media Development Authority

Controlled Items

Competent Authority Information

Films, video and video games

Publications and audio records

Media Development Authority

3 Fusionopolis Way
#14-22 Symbiosis
Singapore 138633

Tel: 1800 478 5478

Website: http://www.mda.gov.sg


Health Sciences Authority

Controlled Items

Competent Authority Information

Pharmaceuticals

Medicines #

Poisons

Health Products Regulation Group (HPRG)

Centre for Drug Administration
11 Biopolis Way
#11-03 Helios
Singapore 138667

Tel: 6213 0838

Website: http://www.hsa.gov.sg

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

Controlled Items

Competent Authority Information

Telecommunication and Radio Communication Equipment

Toy walkie-talkies

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

10 Pasir Panjang Road
#10-01, Mapletree Business City
Singapore 117438

Tel: 6211 0888

Website: http://www.ida.gov.sg


National Environment Agency 

Controlled Items

Competent Authority Information

Radioactive Materials

Ionising Radiation
Irradiating Apparatus
(e.g. all types of X-ray apparatus)


Non-Ionising Radiation Irradiating Apparatus
(e.g. laser apparatus, laser pointer, ultrasound apparatus, microwave oven, UV sunlamp, MRI)

Radiation Protection and Nuclear Science Department (RPNSD)

National Environment Agency
Environment Building
3rd Storey, Annex Block
40 Scotts Road, Singapore 228231


Tel: 6731 9549


Website: http://app2.nea.gov.sg/anti-pollution-radiation-protection/radiation-protection/laser-pointers
http://app2.nea.gov.sg/services-forms/licences-permits-building-plan-clearances/radiation


# Note: If you need to bring in medicines for your physical well-being while traveling, you must possess a physician's prescription certifying so. For more information, please contact Health Sciences Authority at hsa_info@hsa.gov.sg.


Prohibited Goods

You are not allowed to bring in goods that are prohibited under Singapore laws.

The list of prohibited goods includes (but not limited to):

  • Chewing gum (except approved oral dental and medicated gum by HSA)
  • Chewing tobacco and imitation tobacco products (e.g. electronic cigarettes, etc)
  • Cigarette lighters of pistol or revolver shape
  • Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances
  • Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products
  • Firecrackers
  • Obscene articles, publications, video tapes/discs and software
  • Reproduction of copyright publications, video tapes, video compact discs, laser discs, records or cassettes
  • Seditious and treasonable materials
  • It is an offence if you attempt to bring any of the items listed above into Singapore



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