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Ministry of Health (MOH) Public Health Advisory

Travellers should refer to the ICA website for the latest information on travelling to/from or transiting through Singapore. For the latest updates on Singapore’s COVID-19 situation, please refer to the MOH website at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19.


In view of the COVID-19 situation, travellers visiting Bosnia should be prepared for updates to entry requirements. Please visit the website of the Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina (http://www.granpol.gov.ba/Content/Read/74?title=Covid-19)for the latest information.

Singaporeans can visit Bosnia and Herzegovina for up to 90 days within a six-month period of the date of initial entry without a visa, provided that no employment is sought. It is recommended that travellers should have at least six months’ passport validity.

As immigration requirements can change at short notice, travellers are advised to contact their travel agent or the nearest Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina (email:amb.dzakarta@mvp.gov.ba) for the latest information.

Petty crime, such as pickpocketing and theft, is common in tourist areas. Be aware of your surroundings and take care of your belongings. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash or wearing jewellery.

Gang-related violence, including shootings, do occur. While foreigners are typically not targeted, they may be caught in the crossfire. Avoid less populated areas, nightclubs, and bars late at night. 

Landmines continue to be a risk, especially in more rural areas. Stay on main roads and paved surfaces. Mines may still be found along the side of paved roads, including major highways. De-mining activity is still ongoing in Bosnia and Herzegovina. When visiting isolated and rural areas, exercise caution and take note of local signs for minefields, active land mines, and unexploded ordnances. Avoid abandoned buildings and villages, and neglected land.

Travellers should carry identification at all times. 

Drug offences carry heavy penalties. Pack your own luggage and do not accept ‘gifts’ from strangers or new acquaintances.

It is illegal to take photos of military or secure installations, including government checkpoints, airports, bridges, troops, and embassies. If in doubt, check with the local authorities. 

Driving: It is mandatory to use winter equipment on your vehicle from 15 November to 15 April of the following year. Headlights should be switched on at all times, including during the day. Seek advice from the local car rental company. Purchase travel insurance that covers vehicle incidents before departure.


Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [Updated on 5 February 2024]

Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take the necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws, customs, and COVID-19 regulations.

Demonstrations do occur in major cities across the world. Such demonstrations can sometimes escalate into violence. It is important for Singaporeans to keep abreast of local news, avoid any protests or demonstrations and heed the advice of the local authorities.

When participating in outdoor leisure activities overseas, Singaporeans should be mindful that certain sporting activities, especially in open seas, may carry risks. Besides ensuring that one has the physical competencies and appropriate condition to undertake the activity, every effort should be made to ascertain if the trip organiser or guide is reliable and competent, and that appropriate safety and contingency plans are in place. When in doubt, Singaporeans should consult the relevant professional bodies or sporting associations for specific advice.


For those planning to travel, here are some tips:

Before travelling

  • Familiarise yourself with our network of overseas missions.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
  • Equip yourself with research about your destination’s entry requirements, current situation, local laws and customs.
  • eRegister with us on our website (www.mfa.gov.sg) so that we may reach out to you during an emergency.

While travelling

  • Always take care of your personal safety, remain vigilant and monitor local weather news, advisories, and security developments.
  • Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.
  • Be prepared for possible delays and last-minute changes in travel plans especially during unforeseen events such as natural disasters, social unrest or terror attacks.
  • Stay connected with your friends and family. Inform them of your whereabouts and provide them with your overseas contact details.
  • In the event that you require consular assistance, please contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

Advisory: Email Scams

There have been reports of individuals receiving scam emails/messages purportedly sent from friends in distress overseas. These emails/messages typically originate from an email address/social media known to the receiver bearing claims of the sender getting into trouble overseas and urgently requesting financial assistance. The sender would also claim to have approached a Singapore Embassy/Consulate and the local Police for help to no avail.

MFA takes the safety of all Singaporeans very seriously.  Singaporeans in distress approaching our Overseas Missions for assistance will be rendered with all necessary consular assistance.  If you receive such emails/messages from purported friends seeking funds transfers, we strongly advise you to call them first to verify the authenticity of the emails/messages before responding to their request.  It is also not advisable to give out any personal information such as NRIC/passport numbers, address, telephone number, etc.  Any form of reply, even one of non-interest, could result in more unsolicited emails.  Members of the public who suspect that they have fallen prey to such scams should report the matter to the Police immediately.  Should Singaporeans abroad require consular assistance, they can contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hr Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

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