29 November 2019
Strikes and protests are expected from 5 December 2019 and they will adversely affect public transport and traffic across the country, especially in town centres. Demonstrations can take place without notice and turn violent. As the situation remains unpredictable, Singaporeans, who are either travelling to or already in France, are advised to continue to monitor the media and exercise caution. Avoid areas of protests and demonstrations, heed the instructions of local authorities, and exercise vigilance in crowded and popular tourist areas. Due to disruptions of public transportation services, do allow more time to get from one place to another, including to the airport.
France remains at risk of terrorist attacks. The national security alert system – Vigipirate - is currently at Tier 2 (“Heightened Security/Risk of Attack”) on a three tier scale. Security measures such as increased surveillance and screening of bags at government buildings and schools, transportation hubs, tourist attractions, and shopping centres are in place.
As always, Singaporeans are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ so that we can contact you should the need arise. Singaporeans are also advised to stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe. Purchase comprehensive travel and medical insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage. 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel: +65 6379 8800 or 8855