04 November 2020
France remains at risk of terrorist attacks. Following the deadly knife attack on 29 October 2020 in Nice, the national security alert system – Vigipirate - has been raised to the highest level of “Attack Emergency”. It is a state of maximum vigilance and protection which is imposed directly after an attack or when the threat of another attack is imminent. It allows the authorities to increase surveillance or controls, and employ exceptional security measures.
Protests can take place without notice in France. These can turn violent and disrupt traffic and public transportation. Singaporeans are advised to avoid such protests, heed the instructions of local authorities, and exercise vigilance.
As always, Singaporeans are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs so that we can contact you should the need arise. Singaporeans are also advised to stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe. Purchase comprehensive travel and medical insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage. Those in need of consular assistance may contact the Singapore Embassy in Paris or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at:
Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in France
16 rue Murillo, 75008 Paris, France
Tel: +33 6 75 03 25 55
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel: +65 6379 8800 or 8855
Since June 2021, Singapore has been classified “green” in the revised border controls. This means that travellers from Singapore are allowed to enter France for all reasons. (Note: Singaporeans do not require a visa to enter France for short stays of less than 90 days.) As a country that is classified “green”: 1. All travellers from Singapore that are fully vaccinated with either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines at least two weeks after the second dose, may enter France without the need for a negative pre-departure PCR test and without the need to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival in France. For Singaporeans, the French Embassy in Singapore has clarified that the vaccination certificate notarised on https://www.notarise.gov.sg/ with your Singpass will be recognised by French border control authorities as proof of vaccination. The physical vaccination certificate obtained in Singapore with information such as the type of vaccine, date of vaccination and number of doses will also be recognised. 2. However, travellers that are not vaccinated will need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken 72 hours before departure in order to enter France. Please refer to the website of the French Embassy in Singapore (https://sg.ambafrance.org/COVID-19-Can-I-enter-France) for the latest updates. Please note that with effect from 9 Aug 21, a French COVID health certificate (“pass sanitaire”) is required for entry into restaurants, bars, malls, cultural venues such as museums, theatres and cinemas, and is also required for long-distance train and bus travel. Singaporeans visiting or resident in France and who have been fully vaccinated with an EU-approved vaccination in Singapore i.e. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna may follow the procedures here (https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/le-ministere-et-son-reseau/actualites-du-ministere/informations-coronavirus-covid-19/demande-de-passe-sanitaire-en-cas-de-vaccination-a-l-etranger-procedure-pour-64244/) for to obtain their French COVID health certificate. (NB: As the page is in French, please use online translation tools to translate to English if necessary.)
Please refer to https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg for the latest updates on Singapore's border control measures. A summary of the SHN and PCR testing regime is also available here: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/files/SHN-and-swab-summary.pdf