1 Given the evolving COVID-19 situation and rapid increase of COVID-19 cases around the globe, we encourage Singaporean students studying overseas to consider returning home soon. Institutes of Higher Learning in Singapore have begun recalling their students currently on overseas internship or exchange.
2 Many countries are imposing travel restrictions or closing their borders, transport operators and airlines are cutting services, and many services and facilities, including educational institutions, have also been closed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
3 The Government will liaise with airlines to facilitate flights to key cities when necessary during this period, to cater to demand for return flights to Singapore.
4 In the meantime, to all overseas Singaporean students yet to return home, please observe the following:
5 Should you require any assistance while overseas, please contact your educational institutions, student associations, the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or the Singapore Global Network (firstname.lastname@example.org) for guidance. The Ministry of Education may also be contacted at email@example.com.
6 In the event that you require consular assistance, please contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission (www.mfa.gov.sg/Overseas-Missions/Find-A-Singapore-Overseas-Mission) or call the MFA Duty Office at +65 6379 8800 / +65 6379 8855.
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Foreign Affairs