There have been a number of protests and clashes in several U.S. cities. In view of the on-going developments and the fluid situation, you should avoid areas where demonstrations are occurring, monitor local news closely, and observe city curfews and instructions from the local authorities. Please take necessary precautions for your personal safety, especially if you have to be in the vicinity of demonstrations. Please consider staying in touch with your family and friends who may be concerned about your well-being. If you require any consular assistance, please contact the Singapore Embassy in Washington DC at +1 (202) 537-3100 or at MFA_WAS_CMR@mfa.gov.sg. If you know of Singaporeans who have yet to e-Register, please encourage them to do so through the MFA e-Register at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg. This will enable us to contact and render the necessary assistance in case of emergencies.
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.
Given the evolving COVID-19 situation and rapid increase of COVID-19 cases around the globe, we encourage Singaporean students studying overseas to consider returning home soon.
Due to developments related to COVID-19, the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Singapore in Miami, Florida is temporarily closed and will not have access to its consular phone lines. The Singapore Embassy in Washington DC will provide consular assistance where required. Embassy staff can be contacted 24 hrs a day at 202-537-3100.
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.