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Ministry of Health (MOH) Public Health Advisory

Please refer to the MOH COVID-19 website and SafeTravel website for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore. 

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Singaporeans can visit Morocco for up to 30 days without a visa.

 

Following a health emergency extension announced by the Moroccan government on 9 September 2020, Morocco’s airspace will be closed until 10 October 2020. During this period, foreigners will only be allowed to depart Morocco.

 

Professionals will be allowed to enter Morocco by invitation printed on the letterhead of the inviting company. The invitation should be signed and sealed by an authorised person with the purpose of the visit, full names and passport numbers of the visitors, date of entry as well as their place of residence during their stay in Morocco. Foreign nationals who have a confirmed hotel reservation will also be able to enter Morocco upon presentation of reservation. Please refer to the following webpage(s) for information on these entry restrictions:

 


As entry restrictions may change at short notice, you are advised to contact your travel agency, or the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Jakarta, to ensure that you have accurate information for your specific purpose prior to departure.

 

Travellers should exercise caution against petty crime, particularly in tourist areas. Keep valuables in a safe place out of public view. Avoid travelling alone, especially in quiet areas and after dark.

 

Keep your credit card in sight when performing transactions and beware of card skimming devices on ATMs. When making purchases, especially for high-value items, check to ensure that products are genuine.

 

Drive cautiously, especially on secondary routes and mountain roads. Local road conditions, driving practices and animals on roadways increase driving risks. Drivers are strongly encouraged to purchase a comprehensive insurance plan that covers vehicle incidents.

 

Protests and demonstrations may occur without warning. Though most are peaceful, travellers should monitor the news for reports of possible protest activity and avoid political gatherings wherever possible. Follow the advice of the local authorities.

Morocco is a Muslim country. Tourists should respect local sensitivities, and dress and behave accordingly. It is illegal to consume alcohol outside of licensed bars and restaurants. It is also illegal to proselytise in Morocco. Drug offences carry heavy penalties, including lengthy prison sentences and large fines.

 

Visitors must obtain permission from the authorities to fly drones.

There are occasional earthquakes in Morocco. Flash floods may also occur, especially during the rainy season from November to March. Travellers are advised to monitor local news and regional weather forecasts. Purchase comprehensive travel insurance before departure.

Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [13 November 2019]

In view of the upcoming school holidays, 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 and customs restrictions, including immigration procedures and entry requirements.

Singaporeans travelling to and from Malaysia, in particular via the land checkpoints, are reminded to ensure that your passport is presented to a Malaysian immigration officer and stamped correctly before leaving the Malaysian immigration booth. Failure to do so is an immigration offence in Malaysia and the penalties can be severe, including detention, a fine, and a ban from future entry into the country.

In 2019, demonstrations have occurred in several 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 (https://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 [Updated: 12 May 2016]

There has been an increasing number of reports in recent years of individuals receiving scam emails purportedly sent from friends in distress overseas.  These emails typically originate from an email address 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 from purported friends seeking funds transfers, we strongly advise you to call them first to verify the authenticity of the emails 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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