Singapore Airlines is back with its scheduled operations to the Sunny Side of Life. Today, the airline operated its first passenger flight to the Maldives’ main gateway, Velana International Airport (VIA) since borders closed in March 2020.
According to Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), Singapore Airlines will carry out three weekly flights to VIA from Singapore Changi International Airport on Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays.
The regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir resumed operations with two weekly flights to the Maldives ahead of Singapore Airlines in December 2020. Prior to pandemic, Singapore Airlines conducted 7 weekly flights to Maldives.
The SIA Group continues to grow its passenger capacity and resume selected services in a safe and calibrated manner. It is expected that the group’s passenger capacity (including both SIlkAir and Singapore Airlines) will reach approximately 26% of its pre-Covid-19 levels1 by the end of May 2021.
Maldives reopened borders to all nationalities from 15th July 2020. All visitors are granted a 30-day free on-arrival visa with a confirmed booking for a stay at any registered tourist facility in the country.
While there is no mandatory quarantine or testing on arrival, tourists traveling to Maldives are required to complete an online health declaration form and provide a negative PCR test result taken at least 96 hours prior to their departure. The negative PCR test result must be attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form, which has to be submitted online by all arriving passengers before arrival (but not exceeding 24 hours before arrival time).
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