20 December 2019
There have been reports of continued protests in various parts of India including New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka (Mangaluru), Kerala, Gujarat (Ahmedabad) and parts of the Northeast, which have resulted in violence and loss of lives in some cases.
These protests are expected to continue in the coming days. Singaporeans intending to travel to India should exercise heightened caution, vigilance and avoid non-essential travel where violence and large-scale destruction of property have been reported. Transport, traffic and communications (mobile services and internet) may be affected. Curfews have been imposed in some areas. The Government has also introduced the law that prevents gatherings of four or more people - known as Section 144 – in some areas. Affected Singaporeans are advised to check with their travel agents on the latest situation and allow more time for travel. Due to the evolving situation, they should keep themselves updated on the latest developments through the local news and take all necessary precautions to ensure their personal safety, including avoiding areas with protests and large gatherings, and following the instructions of the local authorities.
Do stay in touch with your family and friends in Singapore so that they know you are safe. Singaporeans in India are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg.
Those who require consular assistance can contact the following:
SINGAPORE HIGH COMMISSION IN NEW DELHI, INDIA
E-6 Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Tel: +91 11 4600 0800 / +91 98102 03595
Areas of coverage: Andaman and Nicobar, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal
SINGAPORE CONSULATE-GENERAL IN CHENNAI, INDIA
17A North Boag Road, T Nagar, Chennai 600017
Tel: +91 44 2815 8207 / +91 98400 33136
Areas of coverage: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
SINGAPORE CONSULATE-GENERAL IN MUMBAI, INDIA
152, 14th Floor, Maker Chambers IV
222, Jamnalal Bajaj Road
Tel: +91 22 2204 3205 / +91 82910 32836
Areas of coverage: Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hour)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel: +65 6379 8800/8855
03 August 2019
The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has advised tourists and pilgrims to leave Kashmir immediately because of security threats. Singaporeans currently in Jammu & Kashmir are advised to leave soonest possible. While awaiting departure they are to remain vigilant, and follow the advice of local authorities.
Singaporeans should defer all non-essential travel to Jammu & Kashmir in India, given the uncertain security situation there.
Singaporeans travelling to other parts in India should continue to take all necessary precautions to ensure their personal safety. They are advised to stay vigilant, monitor developments through the local news, and heed the instructions of the local authorities. Do stay in touch with your family and friends in Singapore so that they know you are safe. Singaporeans in India are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg.
Telephone Services in the area and building where the Consulate-General is located has been disrupted due to faulty cables lines. The service provider is working to rectify the issue for all offices that are affected, however this may take some time. Therefore the public telephone lines (+91-22-2204-3205, 2204-3209) may not be reachable. If you are trying to contact the Consulate-General please call +91-22-6150-2900 or +91-91670-27137 (only during office hours) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Singaporeans requiring urgent consular assistance may continue to contact us at +91-82910-32836. We apologise for any inconvenience. Thank you.
With effect from 23 September 2020 0000 hours, all travellers including Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents with recent travel history to India within the last 14 days prior to entry will be required to take a serology test after arriving in Singapore while serving their Stay Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities. Depending on the serology test result, they may still be required to take a COVID-19 swab test before the end of their SHN. There will be no additional cost for the serology test. The total cost of all COVID-19 tests remains at up to $200 (inclusive of GST).
Travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents and who have recent travel history to India within the last 14 days prior to entry will be required to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before departure. Travellers will need to present a valid negative COVID-19 test result as part of pre-boarding checks to enter Singapore. The test result memo must state the negative test result in English, the particulars of the traveler/s in accordance with the particulars in the passport (date of birth, nationality & passport number), and indicate the date that the test was taken. Singapore only accepts test results from recognised labs in India that are internationally accredited or recognised by the Indian Government. Travellers without the necessary PCR test memo will be denied entry into Singapore. If travellers are found to have produced false or forged COVID-19 test certificates, it will affect their ability to obtain or sponsor immigration facilities in the future. This requirement will take effect for those arriving in Singapore from 17 September 2020 at 0000hrs, and will apply on top of the existing requirements of a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities and a negative COVID-19 test before the end of their SHN. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, as well as individuals aged 12 and below, are exempt from the pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test requirement but are still required to serve a 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities and undergo COVID-19 tests (serology test and swab test where necessary) during their SHN. More details can be found on the Singapore Ministry of Health COVID-19 FAQs website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/faqs), specifically Section H for travellers from India. Please refer to the MOH COVID-19 website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19) 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. Travellers may also wish to refer to the ICA COVID-19 website (https://www.ica.gov.sg/covid-19) and the Changi Airport COVID-19 Information Hub (to https://www.changiairport.com/en/airport-guide/Covid-19.html) for updates on the latest border control measures.
In view of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, international airline operations between India and Singapore remain suspended, except for international repatriation flights under India’s Vande Bharat Mission. From 15 September 2020, international passengers arriving in the state of Tamil Nadu and west Bengal will be required to have a negative RT-PCR test report taken no more than 96 hours prior to arrival. Affected passengers may apply for a RT-PCR test on the SafeTravel website at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/pre-departure-test. Detailed guidelines on activities permitted during India’s phased re-opening can be found on www.mha.gov.in. You may also wish to refer to the official website of the Indian Bureau of Immigration at https://boi.gov.in/.
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