Maldives Travel Information

Maldives Travel Information

Aug 26, 2020

PLANNING YOUR TRIP
-The Maldives is opening its border and lifting travel restrictions starting from July 15, 2020.
-Tourists travelling to Maldives will be provided a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival.
-Regular official updates on travel to the Maldives are provided on the websites of the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives

BOOKING ACCOMMODATION
-A confirmed booking in a tourist establishment registered with the Ministry of Tourism, prior to travelling to the Maldives is mandatory.
-Tourist resorts, liveaboard vessels and hotels located on uninhabited islands are open for bookings starting from July 15, 2020.
-Guest houses and hotels located on inhabited islands will be open for bookings starting from August 1, 2020.
-However, guesthouses and hotels located on inhabited islands will be allowed to accommodate transiting passengers waiting for domestic transfers under special permits. Transit arrangements can be made through the primary facility where the stay is booked.
-Tourists are advised to directly check offers and operational status with the preferred tourist establishments on their websites and mobile apps.
-Tourists who are visiting the Maldives during Phase 1 of opening shall book their entire stay in one registered establishment. Stays at multiple resorts and hotels are not permitted during this period. However exemptions will be made for transit arrangements.

ENTRY TO THE MALDIVES
-Tourists will not be subject to any quarantine measures upon arrival to the Maldives.
-Tourists will not be required to submit any medical test results for entry to the Maldives. However, travelers presenting with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveler’s cost.
Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing at no cost to travelers.
-A health declaration card will be required as part of the on-arrival procedure.

DEPARTURE FROM THE MALDIVES
-Testing services are available in the Maldives for tourists who require COVID-19 test results to return to their countries of origin or another destination.