Changi Airport Singapore

Passenger Guide

Tax and Duties


A 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) is levied on all goods imported into Singapore. If you are a visitor, tourist, returning citizen or permanent resident of Singapore, you will be granted Tax relief for all new purchases (excludes liquor and tobacco) under these conditions :

Period Away from Singapore GST Relief
Away for 48 hours or more$600
Away for less than 48 hours$150

Updated as of 1 Apr 2012.

GST is levied on goods purchased exceeding the above values. Tax relief will not be offered to work-permit, employment, student, dependent or long-term pass holders.

Duty Free Concessions

Enjoy Duty Free Concession if you

  • are at least 18 years old and above;
  • have arrived from countries other than Malaysia, and
  • have been away from Singapore for at least 48 hours.
Option Spirits Wine Beer

For further details on the Duty-free Concession and GST-relief, please visit the Singapore Customs website here.

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