The Philippines authorities raised the alert-level for Mayon Volcano in Albay Province from Alert Level 3 (increased tendency to hazardous eruption) to Alert Level 4 (hazardous eruption imminent) on 22 January 2018. The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has extended the Danger Zone (EDZ) to 8 kilometres from the summit vent. PHIVOLCS has warned the public to be vigilant and refrain from entering this danger zone.
Given the possibility of a major eruption, Singaporeans should defer non-essential travel to the affected areas. Singaporeans currently in Albay Province and nearby regions should monitor these developments closely and avoid Mount Mayon and its vicinity. They are advised to take all necessary precautions for their personal safety, monitor the local news closely and heed the instructions of the local authorities. As volcanic eruptions may cause flight disruptions, do check with your airline before travelling. For updates, please visit www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph. You should also purchase comprehensive travel and medical insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
Singaporeans intending to travel to the Philippines are also encouraged to e-Register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/. Those in need of consular assistance may contact the Singapore Embassy in Manila or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at:
Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in the Philippines
505 Rizal Drive Bonifacio Global City Taguig
Tel: +63 2 8569922
Tel: +63 917 860 4740 (after office hours)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hour)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel: +65 6379 8800, +65 6379 8855