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Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [18 November 2017]


In 2017, there have been various attacks on civilian targets which affected areas popular with tourists and locals. Widely-reported incidents in recent months include the attacks in Lower Manhattan in New York (31 October 2017), at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas (1 October 2017), at Las Ramblas street in Barcelona (17 August 2017), at the London Bridge and Borough Market in London (3 June 2017), and at the Drottninggatan street in Stockholm (7 April 2017).


As a precaution during this holiday travel season, we advise Singaporeans of the following:


·         Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.


·         Take a few minutes to eRegister with MFA (online or via the MFA@SG mobile app).


·         Always take care of your personal safety, and remain vigilant and alert to local security developments.


·         Obey the laws and respect the local customs of the countries you are visiting.


·         Keep your passport and identity card separate to minimise the risk of you losing both your ID documents.


·         Never carry too much cash and valuables. Never leave your valuables unattended.


·         Make sure you know the local rules of the road. Ensure that you, your passengers and the vehicle are covered by insurance.


·         Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.


·         Monitor the local news and heed the instructions of the local authorities in an emergency.


·         Stay in touch with your family and friends in Singapore so that they know you are safe.  Inform them of your whereabouts and activities.


In the event that you require consular assistance, please call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours) at +65-6379 8800/8855, or get in touch with the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission. 

 

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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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8.30am to 12.30pm;
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