Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

  • Reviewed: 27 March 2017, 15:10 NZDT
  • Still current at: 21 November 2017

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Some Risk

There is some risk to your security in Singapore due to an underlying threat from terrorism and we advise caution.

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Terrorism
Extensive measures to combat terrorism, including strong border controls, security and police surveillance have been put in place by the Singaporean Government. New Zealanders in Singapore should monitor any developments that may affect their safety and follow any instructions issued by the local authorities.  

Health
Smoke haze from fires in neighbouring countries periodically causes high pollution readings in Singapore. The smoke haze is generally worse between June and October depending on the number of fires lit, wind direction and climatic conditions.  

Some of the most common health effects include irritation of eyes, throat and lungs. For people with existing respiratory conditions, such as asthma or bronchitis, breathing in particle pollution can make these conditions worse.  For more information on pollution readings in Singapore refer to Singapore's National Environment Agency. 

Piracy
Piracy is a problem in South East Asian waters, particularly in the Strait of Malacca.  Mariners are advised to take appropriate precautionary measures in these waters. For more information view the International Maritime Bureau's piracy report.  

General travel advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in Singapore should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place. 

New Zealanders in Singapore are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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The New Zealand High Commission Singapore, Singapore

Street Address 1 George Street, Level 21-04, Singapore 049145 Telephone +65 6235 9966 Emergency Telephone +65 9631 4842 Fax +65 6536 8180 Email enquiries@nz-high-com.org.sg Web Site http://www.mfat.govt.nz/singapore Hours Reception/Consular hours Mon - Fri 0900 - 1300hrs. Office hours Mon - Fri 0830-1700

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New Zealand High Commission Singapore

Street Address
1 George Street, Level 21-04, Singapore 049145

Telephone: +65 6235 9966

Emergency Telephone: +65 9631 4842

Fax: +65 6536 8180

Email: enquiries@nz-high-com.org.sg

Website: http://www.mfat.govt.nz/singapore

Hours: Reception/Consular hours Mon - Fri 0900 - 1300hrs. Office hours Mon - Fri 0830-1700

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