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Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [8 November 2018]


In view of the upcoming holiday travel season, Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorism.  In 2018, disasters such as earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption and typhoon struck our region and beyond, which affected a number of popular tourist destinations.  In addition, threats of terror attack at tourist destinations cannot be ruled out.  It is important for Singaporeans to be informed and be safe while travelling.    


For those planning to travel, here are some tips:


Before travelling


  • Familiarise yourself with our network of overseas missions.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
  • Equip yourself with research about your destination’s current situation, local laws and customs.
  • eRegister with us on our website (https://www.mfa.gov.sg) so that we may reach out to you during an emergency.


While travelling


  • Always take care of your personal safety, and remain vigilant and alert to local weather news, advisories, and security developments.
  • Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.
  • Be prepared for possible delays and last-minute changes in travel plans especially during unforeseen events such as natural disasters or terror attacks.
  • Stay connected with your friends and family. Inform them of your whereabouts and provide them with your overseas contact details.


In the event that you require consular assistance, please contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at +65 6379 8800/8855.


 

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Here are some useful tips for Singaporeans who are travelling to Australia :

Before you travel:

·         Register online with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via our eRegister system at https://register.mfa.gov.sg/

·         Ensure that your passport has at least 6 months validity.

·         Purchase adequate travel and medical insurance to cover illness, injury and loss of personal belongings.

·         Carry photocopies of your identity card and passport data page, credit cards and note down travel cheque numbers if any.

While you travel:

·         Be mindful of personal safety and security. Be alert and aware of your surroundings.

- Do not carry too much cash and valuables.
- Never leave your valuables unattended. Do not leave your passport and valuables in the car. There have been recurring instances of cars being broken into, including at tourist sites.

·         Practise safe driving and ensure that you are covered with adequate vehicle insurance.

Useful telephone numbers while in Australia

Singapore High Commission in Canberra

 

Address: 17 Forster Crescent

Yarralumla

ACT 2600 , Australia

 

Main line: +61 (2) 6271 2000

Duty officer number: +61 414 733 944 (for Singapore citizens requiring emergency assistance)

Email: singhc_cbr@mfa.sg

Website: http://www.mfa.gov.sg/canberra

Opening hours: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm (Mon – Fri)  

Closed on Sat and Sun, and on the following dates:24 December 2016 to

2 January 2017.

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

Address: Tanglin 248163

Main line: +65 63798000

Duty Office: +65 63798800

Website: http://www.mfa.gov.sg

 

 

Contacting the police in Australia

For police attendance (in regional and metropolitan areas)

 

131 444

For life threatening emergencies

 

000

Crime stoppers (to report criminal activity)

1800 333 000 or www.wa.crimestoppers.com.au

 

National Missing Persons Coordination Centre

 

Tel: 1800 000 634 toll free

Email: National-Missing-Persons-Unit@afp.gov.au 


 

 

Information for Travellers to Singapore

 

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Address:
17 Forster Crescent Yarralumla ACT 2600

Tel:
+61-2-6271-2000

Fax:
+61-2 6273-9823 /
+61-2 6273-8165
(Consular)

Trade enquiries:

sydney@enterprisesg.gov.sg

Visa & PR Matters:
Visa_CBR@mfa.sg
Citizen Services:
CitizenService_CBR
@mfa.sg

General enquiries:
singhc_cbr@mfa.sg


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Mon to Fri
8.30am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5.00pm

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