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.
All travellers, except Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, who are required to serve a 14-day SHN will be required to produce a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours before departure from India. Travellers aged 6 and below arriving from India will not be required to present a valid negative COVID-19 test result as a condition of entry into Singapore. Singapore only accepts test results from labs in the country that are internationally accredited or recognised by the respective government. The test result memo must state the negative test result in English, date that the test was taken, the traveller’s name and either Date of Birth or Passport Number as stated in the passport. If the personal details used are not stated in the passport, the traveller should have the relevant identity document on hand for verification. For more information on COVID-19 pre-departure tests for Singapore, please refer to Section H: Border Measures and Changes to Stay-Home Notice Requirements on the MOH FAQs webpage at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/faqs. All Travellers entering Singapore who have spent the last 14 days in India before their arrival will be required to serve a 14-day SHN at a SHN Dedicated Facility (SDF) and undergo a compulsory COVID-19 swab test before the end of the SHN at prevailing rates. Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents who have left Singapore before 27 March 2020 and return to Singapore on/before 31 December 2020 will not have to pay for the cost of their SDF, but only bear the cost of their COVID-19 swab test at prevailing rates. Further details on the SHN and the COVID-19 test can be found at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/health/shn.
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/.
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.
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