Maldives (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: All non-tourist passengers travelling from the UK (includes 12-hour transit) to the Maldives (such as residents, work visa holders and returning students) that have completed two doses of vaccination will need to provide a negative PCR test of no more than 96 hours and quarantine for 7 days on arrival. Those who have not completed vaccinations will need to self-isolate for 14 days and register on the Haalubelun portal. After completing the quarantine, you must do an exit test.
Tourist Entry: Partially 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 03.08.2021
1. Passengers and airline crew must complete a “Traveller Health Declaration” at most 24 hours before departure at https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ .
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test 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. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/4pps5htf .
4. Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days. More details can be found at https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd .
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria or SK Bioscience Co Ltd. from Korea), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival, and their accompanying children;
– passengers with a positive COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 60 days before arrival and a recovery certificate;
– passengers younger than 18 years traveling with their fully vaccinated parents.
5. Passengers could be subject to medical screening.
6. 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.
7. Airline crew are subject to medical screening.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Maldives are open to tourists.

International arrivals must submit an online health declaration via the “Imuga” portal within 24 hours before travel and produce proof of having tested negative for COVID-19 using an RT-PCR test taken within 96 hours before departure.

The Maldives will require vaccinated travelers, including tourists, to submit a negative PCR test upon arrival. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 96 hours prior to departure; children under one-year-old are not required to submit test results. The government had previously exempted vaccinated entrants from submitting PCR tests.

Foreign arrivals must reserve accommodations at approved lodging establishments; split stays between facilities must be approved by the Ministry of Tourism at least two days before departure.

All non-tourist passengers traveling to the Maldives (such as residents, work visa holders, and returning students) that have completed two doses of vaccination will need to provide a negative PCR test of no more than 96 hours and quarantine for 7 days on arrival. Those who have not completed vaccinations will need to self-isolate for 14 days and register on the Haalubelun portal. After completing the quarantine, you must do an exit test. These requirements do not apply to tourists and the government has said it has no plans to quarantine tourists on arrival.

Authorities will allow passengers from the South Asian countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka to enter with visas on arrival from July 15, provided they are going to resorts. Officials say they may allow travelers from these South Asian nations to visit guesthouses from the end of July. Work permit holders from the South Asian countries can already enter the Maldives, with measures like requiring the travelers to undergo a PCR test within 72 hours after arrival and quarantine at designated sites; the length of the quarantine period is unclear.

Any person staying for over 48 hours in the Greater Male region requires a pre-departure COVID-19 test within 72 hours before leaving the Maldives.
 

Lockdown Details

Maldives extends state of public health emergency until Oct. 1

Social distancing measures are in place. Public and mass gatherings of up to 30 people are now allowed throughout the Greater Male’ region, including parties and rallies. A distance of three feet must be maintained with others when going out. Use of masks is mandatory on all inhabited islands when going out in public.

Public spaces such as parks or sports grounds in the Greater Male’ area are open with three feet social distancing measures to be observed and mandatory use of masks except when exercising.
 

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