Maldives (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative COVID-19 test result required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Quarantine not required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 08.02.2021
1. Visa on arrival facility restarted.
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Passengers who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test. The certificate must have the name of the passenger as in the passport and name and address of the testing laboratory.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of the Maldives;
– passengers younger than 1 year;
– passengers with a Dependent Visa, Student Visa or Marriage Visa.
3. Passengers traveling as tourists must have a hotel reservation confirmation for the entire stay in a registered tourist facility.
4. Passengers could be subject to medical screening.
5. Nationals and residents of Maldives are subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 10 days.
6. Passengers and airline crew must complete a “Traveller Health Declaration” 24 hours before departure at https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ .
7. Airline crew are subject to medical screening.
8. Airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure of the first flight. Airline crew who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test. The certificate must have the name of the airline crew as in the passport and name and address of the testing laboratory.
– This does not apply to:
– airline crew staying for less than 8 days;
– airline crew staying at a designated transit facility.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Maldives reopened its borders on 15 July.

Effective from 16 December, all visitors must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival to Maldives. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 96 hours prior to departure. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.

All travellers to the Maldives must fill in a Traveller Health Declaration form 24 hours before departure to the Maldives.

All passengers and airline crew need to complete an Immigration Arrival Card when arriving in the Maldives.

Temperature checks and screening procedures will be in place on arrival. Quarantine facilities have been set up to isolate any suspected cases of COVID-19. Travellers presenting symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveller’s cost or at the cost of the tourist facility where the traveller is booked to stay in the Maldives. Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travellers.

 

Lockdown Details

A Public Health Emergency is in place until 5 March 2021.

Social distancing measures are in place.. A distance of three feet must be maintained with others when going out and in public spaces. Use of masks is mandatory on islands with guest houses and cases of COVID-19 when going out in public.

Public spaces such as parks or sports grounds are open with hand hygiene measures and washing stations in place.
 

Sources

https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/worldwide/worldwide-travel-alerts
Data Source: covidcontrols.co