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[Updated] Travel Notice

31 July 2019
Protests linked to the Gilet Jaune (Yellow Vest) as well as other movements are likely to continue across France especially during the weekends. They can take the form of undeclared demonstrations and marches, especially in town centres. Traffic disruptions, clashes between protesters and police, vandalism and other violent behaviour may occur.

France also remains at risk of terrorist attacks. France’s national security alert system – Vigipirate, is currently at a threat level of “Heightened Security/Risk of Attack” (Tier 2). Security measures such as increased surveillance and bag checks at transportation hubs, shopping centres, major tourist attractions, schools and government buildings are in place.  
 
Singaporeans, who are either travelling to or already in France, are advised to monitor the media and exercise caution. They should avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, heed the instructions of local authorities, and be vigilant in crowded and popular tourist areas as well as transportation hubs. Due to possible disruptions of traffic circulation and public transport, they are also advised to allow for more time to get from one place to another.
 
Singaporeans are also encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ so that we may contact you should the need arise. You are also advised to purchase comprehensive travel and medical insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage. Singaporeans are also advised to stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe. 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: singemb_par@mfa.sg
 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel: +65 6379 8800 or 8855
Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

 

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