No quarantine for Maldivians traveling to Singapore from mid-Dec

Travelers from the Maldives will not be required to undergo quarantine in Singapore from mid-December.

Singapore's Civil Aviation Authority Friday added additional countries to its list of countries from where travelers do not have to quarantine upon entry into Singapore. In addition to the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Fiji, and Turkey were added to the list. Travelers from the countries may have quarantine-free travel to Singapore effective from December 16.

Entry to Singapore will only be allowed to those who have completed the COVID-19 vaccination. Despite being fully vaccinated, a negative PCR test result is also required for entry. With the newly added countries, travelers from 27 countries can now travel to Singapore without quarantine.

The Maldives' COVID-19 situation has improved over the past months, with the number of positive cases decreasing day by day. Over 60 percent of the archipelago's population has been fully vaccinated. Several countries, including Dubai, Thailand, and Italy, have lifted travel restrictions on the Maldives due to the improving situation,