By Manuel Torres – 20th Dec 2021
Finally! The long wait is over. 🤗 We have been on the lookout for this encouraging travel update for quite some time, and it has actually come. The Singapore government has announced plans to expand the vaccinated travel lanes (VTL) to more countries.
VTL By Singapore ICA
And amazingly, the Maldives is one of them! 😍 The paradise-like region in the Indian Ocean. Travelers can now enter Singapore under VTL from 16-Dec and start applying for travel passes from 09-Dec.
We are absolutely delighted. What better way to cap off the year than a trip to the Maldives? Our much-desired and preferred vacation destination. Breathtaking imaginings of overwater bungalows, powdery white-sand beaches, and crystal clear waters got us all thrilled.
So giddy up! Hurry up! Christmas is just around the corner. This holiday season, take a well-deserved break and enjoy a relaxing and restful respite to the Maldives. However, before frolicking out in the plane, make sure to check the VTL (Vaccinated Travel Lane) procedures and requirements. Especially with the latest news of another Covid-19 variant on the horizon.
Our current situation is still unpredictable. Filling us with both apprehension and fresh hope that travel will soon return to normalcy. Nevertheless, may we be confident that the VTL schemes are designed with multiple safeguards in mind. From vaccination, digitally verifiable proof to pre-departure and on-arrival testing. A daily quota is also in place for travelers who arrive under the scheme each day.
This quarantine-free travel to the Maldives via VTLs could become the new normal. And as we learn to live in an endemic state, it is good to equip ourselves with up-to-date information. Or might as well try it out to gain knowledge by experience, which will be beneficial for our future overseas travel getaways. Most importantly, let us all be responsible and vigilant travelers. Proactively check the latest public health and border measures (ICA), and devise a contingency plan.
For more experienced advice, contact The Lazing Wanderer. Skilled travel agents will gladly assist you with any travel-related queries to the Maldives. We have a detailed procedure and what to do for your dream trip to Maldives, you can read it HERE.