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Ministry of Health (MOH) Public Health Advisory

Please refer to the MOH COVID-19 website for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore. 


We advise Singaporeans travelling or living in Lesotho to take the necessary precautions and exercise personal responsibility at all times. While the Singapore Embassy in Pretoria is accredited to Lesotho, Singapore has no physical diplomatic presence in Lesotho.  

In view of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Lesotho government has directed that all persons from COVID-19 affected areas are to be “isolated” for 14 days. A nationwide lockdown has also been imposed, from 29 March 2020 until 21 April 2020. However, essential services such as security and health services and grocery stores will remain open.

You may also wish to refer to the website of the Lesotho Ministry of Health, at https://www.gov.ls/lesotho-health/ for updates on information. As entry restrictions may change at short notice, we advise you to contact your travel agency, or the nearest Embassy of Lesotho, to ensure that you have accurate information for your specific purpose prior to departure.

Singaporeans may visit Lesotho for up to 90 days without a visa. As visa requirements often change at short notice, we advise you to contact your travel agency, or the nearest Embassy of Lesotho for up-to-date information. There should be at least two empty pages on the passport for the Lesotho immigration stamp and also six months validity on the passport on the expected date of departure from Lesotho.   

As the only way to Lesotho is via South Africa, do note that if you are travelling with children below 18 years of age, South Africa has strict entry regulations for minors (i.e. those under 18 years) to prevent child trafficking.  Any minor travelling with one parent or without his/her parents into South Africa needs to bring along certain documentation for entry into South Africa. Please contact the High Commission of South Africa in Singapore for more details and refer to http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/statements-speeches/621-advisory-new-requirements-for-children-travelling-through-south-african-ports-of-entry-effective-1-june-2015


Singaporeans who plan to drive in Lesotho should take note of the road conditions.  Some rural areas could be accessed only by heavy duty four-wheel-drive vehicles.  If you are visiting during the winter months, you should make the necessary preparations to drive on icy roads and to be prepared for road closures due to snow.

If you have been to a region with yellow fever, you will be asked to produce your yellow fever vaccination certificate for entry into Lesotho. You may wish to consult Tan Tock Seng Traveller’s Clinic for vaccinations and medical advice needed for travel to Lesotho.



Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [13 November 2019]

In view of the upcoming school holidays, Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take the necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws and customs restrictions, including immigration procedures and entry requirements.

Singaporeans travelling to and from Malaysia, in particular via the land checkpoints, are reminded to ensure that your passport is presented to a Malaysian immigration officer and stamped correctly before leaving the Malaysian immigration booth. Failure to do so is an immigration offence in Malaysia and the penalties can be severe, including detention, a fine, and a ban from future entry into the country.

In 2019, demonstrations have occurred in several major cities across the world. Such demonstrations can sometimes escalate into violence. It is important for Singaporeans to keep abreast of local news, avoid any protests or demonstrations and heed the advice of the local authorities. 

When participating in outdoor leisure activities overseas, Singaporeans should be mindful that certain sporting activities, especially in open seas, may carry risks. Besides ensuring that one has the physical competencies and appropriate condition to undertake the activity, every effort should be made to ascertain if the trip organiser or guide is reliable and competent, and that appropriate safety and contingency plans are in place. When in doubt, Singaporeans should consult the relevant professional bodies or sporting associations for specific advice.

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 entry requirements, 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, remain vigilant and monitor 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, social unrests 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 Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.


Advisory: Email Scams [Updated: 12 May 2016]

There has been an increasing number of reports in recent years of individuals receiving scam emails purportedly sent from friends in distress overseas.  These emails typically originate from an email address known to the receiver bearing claims of the sender getting into trouble overseas and urgently requesting financial assistance.  The sender would also claim to have approached a Singapore Embassy/Consulate and the local Police for help to no avail.

MFA takes the safety of all Singaporeans very seriously.  Singaporeans in distress approaching our Overseas Missions for assistance will be rendered with all necessary consular assistance.  If you receive such emails from purported friends seeking funds transfers, we strongly advise you to call them first to verify the authenticity of the emails before responding to their request.  It is also not advisable to give out any personal information such as NRIC/passport nos., address, telephone number, etc.  Any form of reply, even one of non-interest, could result in more unsolicited emails.  Members of the public who suspect that they have fallen prey to such scams should report the matter to the Police immediately.  Should Singaporeans abroad require consular assistance, they can contact the nearest Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hr Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.









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