This is not a drill! Your perfect beach getaway dream is finally a reality. From December 16, fully vaccinated travellers will be able to travel freely under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between the Maldives and Singapore.
SG - Maldives VTL Open Starting From Dec 16
This beach getaway is ready to welcome Singaporean travellers under few requirements. Travellers to the Maldives must produce a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours before departure. It is also required to submit an online Health Declaration Form through the IMUGA (Maldives immigration) portal 24 hours prior to departure.
Singaporean travellers are also encouraged to install the Contact Tracing app “TraceEkee” to ensure their safety and of others.
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Tourists in Maldives are also granted a 30-day free visa upon arrival, and they can stay in more than one property under the ‘Split-Stay’ arrangement. Even more reasons to stay longer on this sunny island!
Currently, travellers are only allowed to fly with the designated VTL airline, Singapore Airlines (SQ437), which will operate thrice-weekly (Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday) as the between the capital Male and Singapore.
The Maldives has already opened its borders to quarantine-free general travel for vaccinated travelers since 15 July 2020. In the same year, the country achieved the Safe Travels Stamp, granted by World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) - the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp for Travel & Tourism.
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The Maldives is listed under Category 2 of the Singapore Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 risk classification, which means the island country is seeing lower or similar numbers of COVID-19 cases as Singapore.
The Maldives is the perfect choice for the ultimate escape. With over 1,190 islands, and most of the nation’s resorts sit on private and uninhabited islands. Resort guests stay within private island bubbles, separate from local communities and tourists in other properties.
With Muslim population as a majority, it’s not hard to find halal food in Maldives and its resorts too!
Resorts comply with safety procedures including those that regulate movements between islands, and over 90% of all resort workers in the destination are fully vaccinated.
So what are you waiting for? Get your bags and tickets, and take your much-needed break from citylife and rewind in this little slice of paradise! Check out our articles to help you plan your trip in the alluring island: