The World Health Organisation (WHO) has yet to advise against travel to China at this point in time, as there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission of the H7N9 virus. The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) has issued the latest press release concerning the influenza A (H7N9). For more information, please refer to:

http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/pressRoomItemRelease/2014/maintain-vigilance-against-avian-influenza-a-h7n9.html

Singaporeans residing in, or travelling to China are encouraged to monitor the local developments through the media and their local contacts and to refer to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) for updates. Singaporeans should remain vigilant and observe measures recommended by local health authorities, including:

  • Observe good personal hygiene at all times;
  • Practise frequent hand washing (e.g. before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretion after coughing or sneezing);
  • Avoid close contact with persons suffering from acute respiratory infections (e.g. someone who is coughing);
  • Avoid contact with poultry, birds and other wild animals, and visiting live poultry markets. If contact has been made, thoroughly wash hands with soap;
  • Adopt good food safety and hygiene practices and avoid consuming under-cooked meats and eggs; and
  • Wear a mask and seek medical attention promptly if you become unwell with fever and cough while travelling in or within 2 weeks of being in any of the areas, and inform the doctor of the areas that you have travelled to.

Singaporeans travelling overseas should eRegister with MFA at http://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ to facilitate us to contact them in the event of an emergency. They should also ensure that they have appropriate insurance coverage should they decide to travel. Singaporeans who require consular assistance can contact the 24hr MFA Duty Office or our Overseas Missions in China at:

MFA Duty Office (24hr)
Tel: +65 6379-8800/8855
Fax: +65 6476-7302
Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg
Website: http://www.mfa.gov.sg

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore – China
No. 1 Xiu Shui Bei Jie, Jian Guo Men Wai,
Chao Yang District, Beijing 100600, People’s Republic of China
Tel: 001-86-(10) 6532-1115
Emergency contact: 001-86-1391 0755 251
Fax: 001-86-(10) 6532-9405
Email: singemb_bej@sgmfa.gov.sg
Website: http://www.mfa.gov.sg/beijing

Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore – China (Chengdu)
Level 30-01 Yanlord Landmark Office Tower, No 1 Section 2 Renmin South Road
Jinjiang District, Chengdu 610016, People’s Republic of China
Tel: 001-86-(28) 8652 7222
Emergency contact: 001-86-1390 807 3562
Fax: 001-86-(28) 8652 8005
Email: singcg_cgu@sgmfa.gov.sg
Website: http://www.mfa.gov.sg/chengdu

Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore – China (Guangzhou)
Unit 2418, CITIC Plaza Office Tower
233 Tianhe North Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510613, People’s Republic of China
Tel: 001-86-20-389-12345
Emergency contact: 001-86-139 2229 6253
Fax: 001-86-20-389-12933
Email: Singcg_gzu@sgmfa.gov.sg
Website: http://www.mfa.gov.sg/guangzhou

Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore – China (Hong Kong)
Units 901-2, 9th Floor, Admiralty Centre Tower 1, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong
Tel: 001-(852) 2527-2212
Emergency contact: 001-(852) 9466-1251
Fax: 001-(852) 2861-3595
Email: singcg_hkg@sgmfa.gov.sg
Website: http://www.mfa.gov.sg/hongkong

Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore – China (Shanghai)
89 Wan Shan Road, Shanghai 200336, People’s Republic of China
Tel: 001-86-(21) 6278-5566
Emergency contact: 001-86-1380-194-9439
Fax: 001-86-(21) 6295-6038
Email: singcg_sha@sgmfa.gov.sg
Website: http://www.mfa.gov.sg/shanghai

Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore – China (Xiamen)
No. 189, Xiahe Road, Units 05-07/08
The Bank Centre Xiamen, 361003, Fujian, People’s Republic of China
Tel: 001-86-(592) 268-4691
Emergency contact: 001-86-1390 602 9002
Fax: 001-86-(592) 268-4694
Email: singcg_xmn@sgmfa.gov.sg
Website: http://www.mfa.gov.sg/xiamen