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Ministry of Health (MOH) Public Health Advisory

Singapore has implemented the SafeTravel Lanes to facilitate travel while safeguarding public health amidst the COVID-19  pandemic. Travellers should refer to the ICA SafeTravel website for the latest information on travelling to/from or transiting through Singapore. Residents of Singapore intending to depart Singapore are strongly advised to check the latest MOH Travel Advisory for outbound travel. For the latest updates on Singapore's COVID-19 situation, please refer to the MOH website at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19.   

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Singaporeans can visit Mongolia for up to 30 days without a visa. If you intend to be in Mongolia for more than 30 days, please register at the Mongolia Immigration Agency within seven days of arrival. You will also need to de-register with the Office before your departure. As visa requirements often change at short notice, we advise you to contact your travel agency, or the Embassy of Mongolia in Singapore for up-to-date information.

Singaporeans intending to visit Mongolia should also contact the Embassy of Mongolia and/or refer to its website for up-to-date information on Mongolia's COVID-19 measures.

Be careful of petty crimes, particularly in crowded areas, and those frequented by foreigners and tourists. Mobile telephone network coverage may be limited in some areas in Mongolia. Ensure that you leave a copy of your travel itinerary and contact details of your local guide or travelling companion(s) with your family members. 

You may also download the free "Anhaar" application, released by the UNDP and the National Emergency Management Agency of Mongolia for more information on local emergency services and guidelines on what to do during emergency situations.

It is mandatory for foreigners to always carry their passport or registration card. Failure to produce either of the aforementioned when asked to by law enforcement officials may lead to a fine. 

Foreigners involved in legal proceedings in Mongolia may be subjected to a travel departure ban (i.e. you will be unable to leave Mongolia) until the issue is resolved.

Penalties for drug offences include lengthy prison sentences.

Singaporeans should note that Singapore has no diplomatic representation in Mongolia, which constrains our ability to extend Consular assistance to those who travel here. Singaporeans in need of advice or urgent consular assistance may contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at:

Tel: (65) 6379 8800, (65) 6379 8855

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg 

Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [Updated on 14 October 2021]

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 restrictions, including immigration procedures and entry requirements.

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 unrests 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 nos., 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 Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hr Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

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