Travel Notice - 7 Feb 2013
Singaporeans travelling to Japan should be prepared for occasional tremors. Please pay close attention to and heed any instructions from the local authorities in the event of an emergency.
Singaporeans should avoid unnecessary travel to the areas immediately around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant which the Government of Japan has designated as "Restricted Area" and "Deliberate Evacuation Area". Please refer to the following link for a map of the areas.
Reports of local cases of radiation sickness resulting from travel to Japan have not been substantiated. Medical practitioners have been informed to refer suspected cases of radiation sickness associated with travel to Japan to the public hospitals for assessment and management. Confirmed cases will be notified to the Ministry of Health (MOH).
More information on radiation from Fukushima Nuclear Plant, as well as general situation in Japan are available from the folllowing internet sources:
Japan National Tourism Organisation Travel Update
Latest assessments and announcements from the Japanese Government
Singaporeans are strongly advised to e-register at http://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ if they are travelling to Japan . Should Singaporeans require any consular assistance, they can contact our Embassy in Tokyo or MFA Duty Office at:
Singapore Embassy in Tokyo
Tel: +81 (3) 3586 9111/2 (Main Lines)
+81 (90) 3208 4122 (After office hours)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tel: +65 6379 8800
+65 6379 8855