Singapore Transit: Carrying Chewing Tobacco

by NP
(Sydney)

I will be transiting through Singapore on my way to Sydney from India. Can I carry chewing tobacco in my checked in baggage and/or hand baggage? Thank you very much.

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Singapore Transit: Carrying Chewing Tobacco

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Aug 04, 2009
Transit Stopover vs Separate Flights
by: Gabriel Tan

Chewing tobacco comes under the Singapore Customs' list of 'Prohibited Items'. You may not take them into Singapore.

For Transit Stopover

If you are transiting only - and will not be going through customs/immigration checks - you may take your tobacco with you for your onward flight.


For Separate Flights

If your onward flight from Singapore is on a separate ticket - you need to clear customs/immigration and re-check-in for your onward flight.

In this case, if you are still holding on to any chewing tobacco before clearing immigration checkpoint, you need to join the red lane, declare your chewing tobacco and surrender it over to the customs officers. It will not be returned to you.

Hence, you should not have chewing tobacco with you at all if you need to clear customs at Singapore Airport.

Post updated 4 Aug 09, SGT 2100hrs.

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