15 May 2019
The Sri Lankan Government has imposed a nationwide curfew following an outbreak of violence on 13 May 2019 in the wake of the Easter bomb attacks on 21 April 2019. The nation continues to remain on high alert. Security has been tightened at key installations including places of worship, tourist locations and airports. Some foreign governments have also warned their citizens that there could be more attacks. In view of the current security situation there, Singaporeans are advised to defer all non-essential travels to Sri Lanka.
If you are already in Sri Lanka, you are strongly advised to exercise vigilance and take all necessary precautions for your personal safety, including to monitor the news closely and heed the instructions of the local authorities. You should avoid public places where there are large gatherings of people. Do stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe. You should also purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
Singaporeans are strongly encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/. Those in need of consular assistance may contact the Honorary Consulate - General in Colombo or Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at:
Honorary Consulate - General in Colombo, Sri Lanka
No 73, Sir James Peiris Mawatha
Colombo 02, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94-11-5577300, +94-11-2304444, +94-11-5577111
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Telephone: +65 6379 8800 / 8855
For urgent consular assistance during the closure, please contact the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/8855 or email@example.com.