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Travellers' Allowance

You do not need to obtain the phytosanitary certificate if you are bringing in small quantities of plants and planting materials from West Malaysia.





Three non-CITES listed plants, without potting media, per person


250 grams per person

You will need a phytosanitary certificate to bring in any quantity in excess of the above or if bring in plants & plant products from the rest of the world.


Non-adherence to procedures 

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) or Singapore Customs officer will detain your plants if:

  • You do not have an accompanying phytosanitary certificate or CITES permit (for CITES-listed species)
  • You are importing more than three non-CITES plants or 250 g of seeds from West Malaysia that qualify as phytosanitary certificate exemptions


Last updated on 13 January 2022

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