MFA advises Singaporeans travelling to Britain to stay vigilant after London Tube attack

A tourist carrying a Union Jack-coloured umbrella as he passes the Houses of Parliament in London. PHOTO: EPA

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans travelling to or living in Britain are advised to be vigilant, especially in public places, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a travel notice on Tuesday (Sept 19).

The notice comes after the bombing of a packed London Underground train at Parsons Green station last Friday, which injured 30 people.

The ministry said Singaporeans should follow the instructions of local authorities and remain alert to local security developments.

They should also purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.

It added that the British government has assessed that the terror threat level in the country is "severe", which means an attack is highly likely but not imminent.

The threat level was downgraded from "critical" on Sunday.

Three suspects have been arrested so far in connection with the terror attack.

Singaporeans are also encouraged to e-register with the ministry via or the MFA@SG app.

They are also advised to stay in touch with their family and friends, and can contact the High Commission in London or the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at:

Singapore High Commission in London

9 Wilton Crescent
London SW1X 8SP
Tel: +44 (0) 207 235 8315
Emergency no.: +44 (0) 771 034 8335

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hour)

Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel: +65 6379 8800, +65 6379 8855

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