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Vaccinated Travel Lane, launched by Air Asia

GUESTS traveling between the Philippines and Singapore will now have a much more seamless, convenient and safer travel experience as AirAsia Philippines launches the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) for its Manila-Singapore flights.

Through VTL, tourists may visit the Lion City sans the need to undergo quarantine, making a more seamless travel experience possible. The first AirAsia VTL flight will depart Manila on March 5, 2022.

AirAsia Philippines is expecting to fly business and leisure travelers through the MNL-SIN VTL until end-March. The world’s best low-cost airline currently flies 1x weekly to Singapore with flights scheduled every Saturday. It is expected to increase the frequency in the near future, subject to approval from the regulating bodies.

Guests can book their flights to Singapore through the ‘Flights’ icon on the airasia Super App. Guests can also enjoy great value flights+hotel deals through the ‘SNAP’ icon on the Super App with savings up to 30% off. Those who prefer to book their hotels separately may check the ‘Hotels’ icon in the app and get an extra 10% off with promo code AAHOTEL10.

Only fully vaccinated travellers are eligible to travel via the Vaccinated Travel Lane to Singapore, and would need to meet the entry requirements set by the Singapore Government. Through this, quarantine-free travel to and from Singapore and the Philippines is made possible.

AirAsia Head of Communications and Public Affairs Steve Dailisan said:

“Our optimism for relaxed borders and a better COVID-19 situation in some of our key routes is now being realized. We have been preparing for this new reality in travel since the end of 2021, as reflected by our current growth in flight routes, capacity, and bookings; and programs such as VTL. Singapore has always been among the top goal destinations of Filipinos, and we are glad to make the travel to the Lion City easier and more convenient for our kababayans.”

The reopening of the Vaccinated Travel Lane to Singapore was announced by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) last February 17. This is expected to propel the tourism recovery of the country as it relaxes its borders to international travelers and as it reclaims its position as a global air hub.

The Singapore Ministry of Health also announced that it will start to ease protocols but reminded the public of the strict wearing of masks in public places.

AirAsia flights from Manila to Singapore and vice versa may be booked via the airasia Super App and website. Visit Singapore VTL safe travel page for more information about entry requirements into Singapore.

All AirAsia international flights will continue to operate at NAIA Terminal 3 while domestic flights will be transferred to NAIA Terminal 4 beginning 28 March 2022. (TSJ)


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