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February 2014 Travel News & Alerts

01 February 2014

Advisory on Travel to Egypt

Based on recent security disturbances in Cairo and other parts of Egypt, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) continues to advise Singaporeans to defer non-essential travel to Egypt.

Singaporeans who are currently in Egypt are reminded to be alert and take the necessary precautions for their personal safety, including monitoring the news closely, observing instructions from local authorities and avoiding areas of public disturbances. In addition, as the security situation in the Sinai Peninsula remains unsettled, Singaporeans are advised to avoid any overland travel to and from the Sinai area.

Singaporeans who require consular assistance in Egypt may contact the Singapore Embassy in Cairo or the MFA Duty Officer (24-hours) at:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Cairo

Tel: +202 37490468

Fax: +202 37480562

Duty Officer Tel: +20 109 8064130 (24-hour)

Email: singemb@link.net

MFA Duty Office

Tel: +65 6379 8800 / 8855 (24-hour hotline)

Fax: +65 6476 7302

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

For more information please contact your Travel Manager today

Advisory Travel to Myanmar

In June 2012, the Myanmar Government declared a state of emergency in Rakhine State in Myanmar, which remains in place.

Singaporeans are advised to avoid non-essential travel to Rakhine State. Travellers to Myanmar are advised to monitor local news and developments, take necessary precautions for personal safety, and purchase comprehensive travel and medical insurance.

Travellers are also advised to avoid crowded public areas and be vigilant at all times.

Singaporeans travelling to Myanmar should also eRegister with MFA at http://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ to facilitate contact in an emergency.

Singaporeans who require any consular assistance should contact the Singapore Embassy in Yangon or MFA Duty Office (24 hours) at:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Myanmar

238 Dhamazedi Road, Bahan Township, Yangon

Tel: 001-95-1-559-001

Fax: 001-95-1-559-002,001-95-1-559-921 (Visa)

Email: singemb_ygn@sgmfa.gov.sg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours)

Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855 (24 hours)

Fax: 6476-7302

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

For more information please contact your Travel Manager today

Advisory Travel to Yemen

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has issued a travel notice for travel to Yemen.

As the security situation in Yemen remains very serious, MFA reiterates our advice that Singaporeans avoid all travel to Yemen for the time being. Singaporeans who remain in Yemen should take all necessary precautions for their personal safety and consider leaving if it is safe to do so. If not already done so, Singaporeans in Yemen should eRegister immediately at: http://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ . Singaporeans requiring consular assistance can contact the MFA Duty Officer (24-hours) at:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 Hr)

Address: Tanglin, Singapore 248163

Tel: 6379 8800 / 8855

Fax: 6476 7302

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

For more information please contact your Travel Manager today

Advisory Travel to Thailand

The Thai Government announced on 21 January 2014 that a state of emergency will be imposed for 60 days, with effect from 22 January 2014, in all districts of Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani’s Lardlumkaew district and Samut Prakarn’s Bang Pli district (which includes Suvarnabhumi Airport).

Singaporeans travelling to Bangkok during this period should avoid large gatherings and protest marches, as well as all protests sites and their vicinity during the day and especially at night. The Thai Government has warned that foreigners who join the anti-government protests face risk of deportation. There are reports of people carrying firearms and explosives in the protest sites and surrounding areas. Even demonstrations that are meant to be peaceful can turn confrontational, and escalate into violence without warning. Traffic disruptions, blockages and delays can be expected to be severe.

Singaporeans in Bangkok should monitor local news and developments closely, take all necessary precautions for personal safety, and purchase comprehensive travel and medical insurance. In addition, Singaporeans are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ so that we may contact you should the need arise. Singaporeans who are in need of consular assistance while in Bangkok may contact our Embassy in Bangkok or the 24 hr MFA Duty Office at:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Thailand

129 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120

Tel: +66-(2) 286-2111 or +66-(81) 844-3580 (24-hours)

Fax: +66-(2) 287-2578

Email: singemb_bkk@sgmfa.gov.sg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)

Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855

Fax: 6476-7302

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

 

For more information please contact your Travel Manager today

Advisory Travel to Syria

In view of the ongoing developments in Syria, MFA advises Singaporeans against all travel to Syria. The security situation in Syria remains volatile and dangerous as armed conflict between government forces and anti-government groups persist throughout the country. Singaporeans in Syria are strongly urged to depart as soon as they can. Should Singaporeans require any advice or assistance, they may contact the Singapore Embassy in Cairo, the Singapore Embassy in Ankara or the MFA Duty Officer (24-hours) at:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore - Egypt

Address: 40 Adnan Omar Sedky Street Dokki 11511, Cairo Arab Republic of Egypt

Telephone: 001-20-(2) 3749-0468, 3749-5045 (Emergency number: +20109 8064130)

Telefax: 001-20-(2) 3748-0562

E-mail: singemb@link.net

For more information please contact your Travel Manager today