Any restrictions on bringing food into Singapore?

by Allen Ang
(Manila , Philippines)

Is there any restriction on bringing food such as fried chicken, cooked sweet sausage, pastry, cakes, etc. when entering singapore airport?

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Any restrictions on bringing food into Singapore?

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Oct 15, 2008
Meats may be considered 'controlled goods' at Changi Airport
by: Gabriel Tan

as far as I'm aware, there isn't restriction on foodstuff like cakes and biscuits.

However, meat and processed meat (e.g. sausages) come under the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority's list of 'controlled goods'.

If you are taking fried chicken and sweet sausages through Singapore Airport, it's better to ask the customs officer if you need to declare them.

Please see the updated information below.

I'll post an update here if I can get clarification from the airport authorities.

Oct 16, 2008
Meats From the Philippines Cannot be Taken into Singapore
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Allen

I've checked with the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority and have these points to tell you:

1. All meats (including chicken) from the Philippines cannot be taken into Singapore. So you cannot take your fried chicken, sausages and cakes - if they have egg content - through Singapore Airport.

2. As a traveller, you may take up to 5kg of seafood through the Singapore customs for personal consumption (except oysters, frozen cooked prawn meat, frozen cooked crab meat).

Control over food import into Singapore is constantly changing, due to the changing nature of food fitness. Please note that this information is time-sensitive and is correct only at time of posting.

The AVA website has more information about bringing food into Singapore.

Sep 10, 2009
by: Anonymous

Can mooncakes be brought into Singapore from Malaysia?

Mar 15, 2010
About Honey
by: Anonymous

Dear Sir/Madam:

I will go from New Zealand to Taiwan and transit through Singapore.

May I take some NZ-made honey with sealed bottles into Singapore and declare on arrival? Is there any limited quantity of honey?(How many grams?)

PS: These honey are gifts for family and would not be open on the journey.

Thank you very much.

Mar 18, 2010
Processed Food Allowance for Singapore
by: Gabriel Tan

I believe mooncakes and honey would come under the category of 'processed food'. (To be absolutely sure, you should contact the AVA directly.)

According to the AVA page linked to above, each traveller bringing processed food into Singapore is entitled to:

1. a maximum of 5 kg in weight, or

2. a maximum of 5 litres in volume.

Also, the total value of food brought in must not be more than S$100.

Jun 16, 2010
Cheese Cake?
by: Coleen from Abu Dhabi

i have read about your comment regarding the wedding cake not being allowed since it will exceed the cabin baggage allowance, but is it ok for me to bring sponge cheese cake from UAE through the airport to gift for a friend based in Singapore. I will be just passing by going onto Australia. Will i be fined?


Hi Coleen and everyone else reading this thread

Kindly follow the AVA link above, which lists the restrictions on bring food into Singapore.

If in doubt, kindly contact the AVA directly to clarify.

We are not authorised to grant you permission to bring things into Singapore or out - so we'll not sabotage your travel plans by giving you speculative answers here. Please contact the Singapore AVA!

As such, I'll now proceed to lock this thread. Please do not add any more posts here.


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