12. April 2003

Health Canada and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) recommend that Canadians defer travel, until further notice, to the City of Hanoi, Vietnam; the People's Republic of China including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Singapore; and Taiwan. This advice is due to the mounting concern about transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) agent in non-hospital and community settings in these areas.

Health Canada and DFAIT also recommend alternate routing be considered, when possible, if a traveller is transiting through the People's Republic of China including Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; City of Hanoi, Vietnam; Singapore; or Taiwan.

Health Canada is aware that health authorities in these areas are making concerted efforts to contain the spread of SARS in their populations. Given the uncertainties of the current situation, Health Canada and DFAIT believe it is prudent to await the outcome of national and international control measures before undertaking travel to these destinations.

Canadians arriving from areas affected by severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) - such as Canada (Toronto), Vietnam (Hanoi), Singapore, Taiwan, and the People's Republic of China including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region - may be subject to medical screening. Persons with symptoms of SARS must undergo further medical examinations and, if necessary, go into quarantine.

For specific information on entry procedures, you should check with the Consulate General for the Republic of Singapore.

Canadians who intend to visit Singapore should be aware that some insurance companies will not pay claims that arise when travellers disregard the government's travel advice. It is the traveller's responsibility to obtain from the insurer and understand the terms of supplementary health insurance policies.

Heightened tensions as a result of the Iraq situation, together with increased threats globally from terrorism, put Canadians at greater risk. Two waves of arrests of persons involved in terrorist organizations have occurred in Singapore, with 32 persons currently in detention. Canadians should maintain a high level of personal security awareness at all times as the security situation could deteriorate rapidly without notice. Exercise extreme caution, particularly in commercial, public and tourist areas frequented by foreigners. Canadians should monitor local developments, avoid crowds and demonstrations, as well as register and remain in regular contact with the Canadian High Commission in Singapore or the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (call collect 613-996-8885).
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade



9. April 2003

Épidémie de pneumopathie atypique :
Compte tenu de l'évolution de la situation et des inconnues qui subsistent, les voyages vers la Chine sont déconseillés par la Direction générale de la Santé (Pékin, provinces du Guandong, du Guangxi et du Shanxi, région administrative spéciale de Honk Kong).

Il est également prudent, à ce stade, de différer temporairement sauf raison impérative, les déplacements vers les destinations suivantes : Vietnam, Singapour, et Taiwan.

Des informations complémentaires peuvent être obtenues en consultant le site du ministère de la Santé ( ou en appelant le numéro vert suivant : 0800 150 160.
Ministère Français des Affaires Étrangères




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