State of emergency in Tunisia: Singapore issues travel advisory

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has advised Singaporeans travelling to Tunisia to take all necessary precautions for their personal safety, following the extension of a state of emergency in the North African country.

In a statement on Friday (12 October), an MFA spokesperson said that travellers should monitor the local news and heed the instructions of the local authorities. “They should remain vigilant and where possible, avoid crowded places, public gatherings, and places known for demonstrations,” added the spokesperson.

Following a series of fatal attacks on locals and foreigners in the country, the Tunisian government declared a state of emergency on 25 November 2015.  The state of emergency was recently extended to 6 November 2018.

“The decree empowers the authorities to prohibit strikes and gatherings that might provoke disorder, and to temporarily close theatres and bars,” noted the MFA spokesperson.

As Singapore has no diplomatic representation in Tunisia, Singaporeans are strongly encouraged to e-Register with the MFA. Those in need of urgent consular assistance may contact the Singapore Embassy in Cairo or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours) at:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Cairo
40 Adnan Omar Sedky Street
(Former Babel Street)
Dokki 11511, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone: +202 37490468
Duty Officer Telephone: +20 19 8064130 (24-hours)
Email: singemb_cai@mfa.sg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Telephone: +65 6379 8800 / 8855
Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

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