SINGAPORE: Singaporeans have been advised to defer all travel to Iran in light of the latest security situation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Sunday (Apr 14).

The travel advisory by MFA came after Iran launched explosive drones and fired missiles at Israel on Saturday, in retaliation for a recent strike on its Damascus consulate in Syria that killed seven Revolutionary Guards officers including two senior commanders. 

“Singaporeans who are in Iran should remain vigilant and monitor developments closely. Singapore has no diplomatic mission in Iran, which constrains our ability to extend consular assistance in an emergency,” said MFA. 

For Singaporeans who are already in Iran, it strongly encouraged them to e-register with the ministry so that they are contactable should the need arises. 

Those who need consular assistance while in Iran may contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/8855 or mfa_duty_officer [at]

Israel has neither confirmed nor denied responsibility for the consulate attack in April.

The Gaza war began with the unprecedented Oct 7 attack by Palestinian militants Hamas against Israel, which resulted in the deaths of 1,170 people, mostly civilians, according to an AFP tally based on Israeli figures.

Israel’s retaliatory offensive has killed at least 33,686 people in Gaza, mostly women and children, said the territory’s Hamas-run health ministry.


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