Duty Free Shopping While Transiting At Singapore Airport

by bobbyking

If I am coming from Malaysia to Changi airport for a stopover to Australia, am I eligible to buy duty-free products especially cigarettes?

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Duty Free Shopping While Transiting At Singapore Airport

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Mar 24, 2009
Can you buy duty-free products while in transit at Singapore Airport?
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Bobby

You can buy the duty-free products on you way out of Singapore Airport.

Remember that your destination airport determines whether you can bring your duty-free products into the country.

I believe Australia allows a carton of cigarettes (200 sticks) duty-free, if you are arriving from an overseas airport.

When you are at the duty-free shops at Singapore Airport, you should check with the salespeople. Let them know where you are going, and they'll let you know how much of each duty-free item you can take into your destination country.

Aug 19, 2009
Duty free allowance into Australia
by: peter

You are allowed 250 cigarettes and 2 bottles of alcohol not exceeding 2250 ml (2.25 litres) per person 18 years of age and older.

May 24, 2010
Coming Back from Malaysia
by: Anonymous

Hi, May I know whether can I get liquor @ DFS if I am coming back from Malaysia? I be going to Malaysia for 3 days. Thanks in advance.

May 25, 2010
No Duty Free Allowance If Returning from Malaysia
by: Gabriel Tan

There's no duty free allowance for passengers coming or returning from Malaysia.

Oct 08, 2010
Taking Duty Free Stuff from Singapore into Malaysia
by: Anonymous

Can I buy liquor from DFS Singapore while going to Malaysia? I will be going for 3 days?

Nov 27, 2010
Duty Free Alcohol during Transit
by: Anonymous

Am I allowed to buy duty free alcohol if i'm in transit in Singapore for 12 hours?

Jan 08, 2011
Liquor from Overseas Airport
by: Senta

Hi if I am coming back from Krabi to Malaysia then to Singapore, can i buy liquor from Thailand airport.


Dear all

Allowance for duty-free goods depends on a lot of factors, primarily what your origin and destination airports allow.

As you can see from the lack of answers to the last 3 questions, it's quite a complicated issue. My advice to everyone reading this thread: save yourself some time and call the airports DIRECTLY and ask.

Please contact your destination airports directly.

I'll now proceed to lock this thread.

Gabriel as Web Admin

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