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British National Deported For Falsely Declaring His Travel History At The Family Justice Courts

        The Police have issued a stern warning to a 60-year-old male British National for the offence of Providing False Information to a Public Servant under Section 182 of the Penal Code. He was then deported and barred from re-entering Singapore, despite being married to a Singapore Permanent Resident.

2.     On 26 March 2020, the Police were alerted that the man had made a false declaration of his travel history at the Family Justice Courts (FJC). The Police’s investigations found that on 25 March 2020, the man visited FJC to obtain a certified true copy of a document. As part of precautionary measures for the COVID-19 situation, FJC requires all visitors to declare their travel history for the last 14 days. The man declared that he had not been abroad in the last 14 days, and was therefore allowed to enter FJC. However, in actual fact, he had arrived in Singapore from Hong Kong on 13 March 2020, which was still within the 14-day travel history period, at the time when he visited FJC on 25 March 2020. He had thus made a false declaration.

3.     Upon completion of investigations and in consultation with the Attorney-General’s Chambers, the man was administered a stern warning on 25 April 2020. He was then deported to Hong Kong on 26 April 2020, and barred from re-entering Singapore.

4.     The Police would like to remind members of the public to take all health and travel declarations seriously, and submit truthful and accurate information, including during this COVID-19 crisis. We will take very serious action against those found to have made false declarations.

26 APRIL 2020