Singapore (Security threat level – 1): On 24 August 2022, Singaporean health officials announced that inbound travelers who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer be required to self-isolate after arrival in the country beginning on 29 August. An existing requirement for non-vaccinated travelers to obtain advance entry approval will also be rescinded the same day. At present, non-vaccinated travelers are permitted entry into Singapore for essential purposes only and are required to self-isolate for seven days after entry. Travelers will still be required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within two days before their departure for Singapore and provide proof of travel insurance that covers coronavirus-related expenses. Additionally, face masks will no longer be mandatory in public places; however, health officials have reiterated that face masks will remain mandatory on public transportation and in medical care facilities.


China (Security threat level – 4): On 24 August 2022, the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong issued a Weather Alert, which reads in part as follows: “The Hong Kong Observatory is expected to issue Storm Signal 8 this evening for Thursday, August 25, 2022. Expect heavy rains and strong winds with possible flooding, landslides, power outages, and difficult travel conditions throughout Hong Kong and Macau.

“If the Storm Signal 8 remains in effect at 7:00am on Thursday morning, the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau will cancel all visa, passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and notarial appointments on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Please visit the Consular Services During the Rainy and Typhoon Season for information about your visa or American Citizen Services appointment.”

Liberia (Security threat level – 5): On 23 August 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows: “The U.S. Embassy is currently monitoring the possibility of two different student based anti-government demonstrations set for tomorrow, August 24, 2022 – Liberian Flag Day. Significant traffic and police presence may be encountered near the University of Liberia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tubman Boulevard and UN Drive, as well as the Mamba Point area near the U.S. Embassy throughout the day.”