5 things you need to know before you travel

  • The pandemic has drastically impacted the way people travel. With COVID-19 ravaging the planet, countries around the world are changing travel requirements in 2022. If you’re planning a vacation to get away from the stress of the past two years, here are five tips for planning a safe trip.

1. Check Destination COVID-19 Requirements

Travellers will need to take note of border requirements or restrictions that are in place. Please click the link for more details on entering, transiting or departing Singapore. ICA | Departing From Singapore  Many countries do not require proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test for domestic flights, however, vaccine passports are becoming a thing for international flights to ensure our countries continue to heal.

2. Vaccination Certification

There are currently no restrictions imposed on departures from Singapore. However, travellers must abide by the entry requirements imposed by the countries they are travelling to.

You are advised to check with the authorities of your destination on the travel restrictions and entry requirements imposed on travellers departing from Singapore. You may also refer to Ministry of Foreign Affairs for details on travel restrictions and requirements sorted by destination.

3. Mask Up

Don’t forget to take your mask! Airlines won’t let you travel without it. A mask may not be required in most countries for indoor access, However, mask-wearing will still be mandatory when flying on 60% of Singapore Airlines flights, because they operate to or from countries still requiring the use of masks on board, including Canada, South Korea, Malaysia and Indonesia. 60% of SIA flights will still require mask-wearing. Keeping your mask on is a preventive measure to aid in slowing of the spread of the virus. The more we do to help combat COVID-19, the quicker we can return to normal life and vacation like the good old days. Mask up!

4. Consult with Travel Advisors

You need to have a plan for your vacation. Talk to a pro that knows what you need for your trip. Alternatively, a quick look at review on place you wish to visit. This will help guide you along your journey and aid in a stress-free vacation.

 5. Get Pandemic Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must for a big getaway. You do not want to lose all your money if you happen to need to cancel your trip. Or say an accident occurs. You need to be prepared. After COVID-19 started to surge, travel companies started offering pandemic travel insurance. However, the policies are pricey. Check for travel agents that allow cancellations before you take pandemic travel insurance.

Important: The information and opinions in this article are for general information purposes only. They should not be relied on as professional financial advice. Readers should seek independent financial advice that is customised to their specific financial objectives, situations & needs. This advertisement or publication has not been reviewed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

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Pauline Wong Wai Yee

My father purchased a savings plan for himself and for my mother when I was a child. I was impressed by the well-dressed banker from 大华银行 who visited my father. A few years later, my dad lost his business and used the payout from the policy to help the family get through those difficult times. That’s when I learned the importance of saving for rainy days. At the age of 21, I bought myself a savings plan from my 2nd month’s paycheck.

Having started my career in the financial industry in 1996, I believe that individuals should be empowered to take charge of their own financial planning. This will enable them to achieve their desired lifestyle.

More than ever before, clients are looking for trusted advisers. I believe in developing and leveraging knowledge and technology to offer the best service to them. The goal is to take them on a financial transformation journey. Having said that, a  career in the financial advisory industry is more than just a job, With a passion for helping others make sound financial decisions
Over the course of my 26 years in the financial industry, I have advised more than 500 clients about their financial plans according to their life stages. I have personally handled five death claims ( Very heartbroken episode)  and helped more than 50 clients draft Wills.

Over the course of my career, I have faced betrayals, departures, and disappointments. In spite of this, I still believe that life is beautiful because of its tenderness. Therefore, I will try to look at things positively.  I am a firm believer we need to be constantly learning new things, during Covid period in 2019, I took an NLP coaching course, I am also a certified life coach now. I love to go beyond other than finance matters.  

As far as client relationships are concerned, my career philosophy is:
It is imperative to maintain integrity, be transparent, have accurate information, and give wise advice. If you can’t convince yourself, don’t try to convince anyone else.

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