A Hurricane Warning is in effect from High Island, Texas to Morgan City, Louisiana due to Hurricane Delta. Hurricane force winds will also spread inland across portions of southern Louisiana near the path of the hurricane. Life-threatening storm surge is expected and a Storm Surge Warning is in effect from High Island, Texas to Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Heavy rainfall will lead to significant flash flooding and minor to major river flooding in parts of Louisiana on Friday and Saturday. Additional flooding is expected across portions of the central Gulf Coast into the Lower Mississippi Valley. Singaporeans in the areas which could be potentially affected are advised to be vigilant, take necessary precautions and ensure that you have your hurricane plan in place. Please heed the instructions of local authorities at all times, including evacuation orders and stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe. Please visit the National Hurricane Center website for more information. If you require any consular assistance, please contact the Embassy at +1 (202) 537-3100.
In view of the evolving situation, we would like to encourage you to keep abreast of the latest developments in the U.S. by referring to the advisories on CDC’s website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV) as well as advice from local and state governments depending on your location. The Singapore Embassy is monitoring the situation closely. We are guided by advice from the U.S. authorities, and are ready to provide consular assistance when required. Embassy staff can be contacted 24 hrs a day at 202-537-3100. On the situation in Singapore, please visit: www.moh.gov.sg/COVID19.
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In view of the heightened risk of importation of COVID-19 cases into Singapore, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) will implement additional precautionary measures for all Long-Term Pass (LTP) holders who are entering or returning to Singapore. These include holders of the Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP), the Student’s Pass (STP), as well as those who have been granted In-Principle Approval (IPA) for a LTP. These measures will come into effect from 29 March 2020, 2359 hours.
Singapore has been a reliable and steadfast strategic partner of the United States, with substantive cooperation across multiple fronts. This partnership is underpinned by mutually beneficial cooperation in the economic, defense, security and people-to-people spheres.
The US-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Programme was launched on 15 March 2017. The scholarship programme was first announced during Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's Official Visit to the US in August 2016, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and the US.