Singapore

Singapore

The International Passenger Survey (IPS) was suspended on 16 March 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic until the start of 2021. The ONS have made every effort to produce high-quality estimates for the periods when IPS data is not being collected but have not been able to produce a full set of results therefore no data from 2020 is available on the interactive chart below. Interviewing initially began at UK airports at the start of 2021, though the IPS remained suspended at some sea ports and train stations during the year. Data for 2021 and 2022 is also excluded below as there were no interviews at Eurotunnel until July 2022 and data from Dover was only collected from Q3 2021.

Read more about 2020 inbound data2021 inbound data, 2022 quarterly data as well as the latest monthly data for 2022.

Global context

Measure2019
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)27.3
Global rank for international tourism expenditure12
Number of outbound visits (m)18.3
Most visited destinationMalaysia
Most visited destination in Western EuropeUnited Kingdom

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2021
Population (m)5.5
GDP per capita PPP (US$)102,862
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)3.2
Annual GDP growth (%)7.6

Inbound visits to Britain from Singapore

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Number of visits

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Access to Britain from Singapore

Measure2019
Weekly aircraft departures55
Weekly seat capacity20,213
Airports with direct routes in Singapore1
Airports with direct routes in Britain3
  • Out of all the airlines to operate the Singapore to Britain route in 2019, Singapore Airlines served the most departing seats with a share of 55%
  • As of 2019, Singapore Changi airport has links with 3 British airports: London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a 66% reduction in direct seat capacity from Singapore to the UK in 2020, and 2021 was 71% behind pre-COVID levels 
  • The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Singapore is £84