Singaporeans strongly advised to leave Yemen due to uncertain security situation: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Yemeni security forces hold a position as they guard outside a court during a hearing for Al-Qaeda suspects accused of undermining state security at their trial in Sanaa on Nov 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 
Yemeni security forces hold a position as they guard outside a court during a hearing for Al-Qaeda suspects accused of undermining state security at their trial in Sanaa on Nov 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans are strongly advised to leave Yemen due to the "fluid and uncertain security situation" there, the Government said.

In a travel advisory issued on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: "Given the fluid and uncertain security situation in Yemen, Singaporeans are strongly advised to leave the country while it is still feasible.

"Should the situation further deteriorate, Singaporeans may face difficulties leaving Yemen. Many airlines have already stopped flying in and out of Yemen and those still doing so might cancel their flights with little or no notice.

"Singaporeans are also strongly advised to avoid all travel to Yemen," the advisory said.

Singaporeans in Yemen who need consular assistance should immediately contact the MFA Duty Officer (24-hours) on 6379-8800/8855 or mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg. Singaporeans in Yemen should also eRegister immediately at http://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ if they have not done so.