Maldives (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 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 06.05.2021
1. Passengers and airline crew must complete a “Traveller Health Declaration” 24 hours before departure at https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ .
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result 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 test result must have the name of the passenger as in the passport and name and address of the testing laboratory.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 1 year.
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 and self-quarantine.
5. Airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test 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 test result 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;
6. Airline crew are subject to medical screening.

 

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.

Maldives, the island nation famous among Indians for spending leisure time has joined other nations to issue a travel advisory for Indians travelling to the country for tourist activities. As per a directive issued by Maldivian government, they are suspending tourists travelling from India to Maldives from staying at tourist facilities in inhabited islands. The order will be in force from April 27.
 

Lockdown Details

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

Some resorts reopened to tourists from 15 July.

Guesthouses opened in July for local residents on COVID-19 free islands. Guesthouses reopened for tourists from 15 October.

Social distancing measures are in place. Public and mass gatherings are banned throughout the Greater Male’ region, including parties and rallies. A distance of three feet must be maintained with others when going out, and groups of no more than 5 are allowed outside. Use of masks is mandatory on all inhabited islands when going out in public.

Public spaces such as parks or sports grounds are open.
 

Sources

https://www.news18.com/news/auto/covid-19-heres-a-list-of-all-the-countries-announcing-travel-ban-and-restriction-from-india-3685082.html
Data Source: covidcontrols.co