Friday, 25th December 2020
Upon arrival in Maldives, travelers, regardless of nationality, will be granted a 30 day visa. Passengers traveling as tourists must have a hotel reservation confirmation for the entire stay in a registered tourist facility. The Maldives reopened as a travel destination since July 15 2020, allowing travelers from all over the world to travel to the Maldives without a quarantine period.
All arrivals to Maldives 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 (Effective from 20th December 2020). 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. Exception: This does not apply to passengers younger than 1 year.
Tourists are allowed to travel between inter-tourist facilities and all split stays must be according to the split stay procedure set forth by the Ministry of Tourism.
Tourists who initially stay at a tourist guest house or hotel in Greater Male’ area as part of a split stay, must do PCR testing for COVID-19 (despite a pre arrival PCR test done prior to entry into the country) if the duration of stay in Greater Male’ area is more than 48 hours. He/she may travel to the resort, safari or tourist guest house island if the result of this PCR test is negative.
Expect also for your resort to have some rules, especially a temperature check on arrival, and masks to be worn indoors.
Passengers and airline crew must complete a “Traveller Health Declaration” 24 hours before departure at https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/