29 December 2018
Although scaled down, the “Yellow Vests” (Gilets Jaunes) protests will likely continue across France during the year-end holiday season and on the weekends of the next few weeks. They can take the form of undeclared demonstrations and marches, especially in the centres of major cities and towns (including the capital Paris), as well as road blockages at roundabouts connecting major expressways and public infrastructures like airports. In addition to major traffic disruptions, these protests may result in clashes between protesters and police, vandalism, and other violent behaviour.
Singaporeans who are either travelling to or already in France are strongly advised to continue to exercise a high degree of caution and avoid unnecessary travel to areas likely to be targeted by the protesters. They should generally avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, monitor local media for the latest developments and heed the instructions of local authorities. Due to disruptions of traffic circulation and public transport, especially in and around the protest areas, 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 : email@example.com
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel: +65 6379 8800 or 8855