The DC Mayor has ordered a citywide curfew from 6:00pm on Wednesday, 6 January, until 6:00am on Thursday, 7 January 2021, in response to the ongoing protests in downtown Washington D.C., particularly in the vicinity of the Capitol. As advised by the DC Mayor’s office, those with activities in Washington D.C. are urged not to travel downtown and to avoid interacting with people who are looking for confrontation. The public safety updates can be found in DC Mayor’s Office 4 January 2021 COVID-19 Situational Update. Please take necessary precautions for your personal safety, especially if you have to be in the vicinity of the protests. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Besides quicker access to services via login shortcuts and providing convenience to local users with the Digital IC feature, users who are new to SingPass Mobile can now scan their face to set up their app. Overseas-based SingPass users no longer have to enter OTPs or wait for a PIN mailer! Check out the step-by-step instructions on setting up your SingPass Mobile using Face Verification! Learn more at: go.gov.sg/setup-spm-fv.
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.