COVID-19 Travel Advisory
- Effective from 23rd July 2021, Maldivians and Work Visa Holders are allowed to travel to the Maldives and to comply with the following requirements:
- Maldivians and Work Visa holder Should hold a valid negative PCR test result with a sample taken at most 96hours prior to embarkation at first port enroute to Maldives.
- Individual(s) who have received all the prescribed doses of a Covid-19 vaccine that has been approved by Maldives Food and Drug Authority or WHO for emergency (EUL: Status of COVID-19 Vaccines within WHO EUL/PQ evaluation process), and completed 14 (fourteen) days (prior to date of arrival) after the prescribed dose(s) of a vaccine, will not have to quarantine. Children who are not eligible for vaccination, accompanying the aforementioned individual(s) can also travel without having to quarantine. Individual(s) (including children) traveling with this exemption, should do a PCR test between 5-7 days from arrival in Maldives
- The individual(s) who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Maldives and recovered; if not exceeded 60 (Sixty) days from the date of positive sample collection, will not have to quarantine. Children who are not eligible for vaccination, accompanying the aforementioned individual(s) can also travel without having to quarantine). Children traveling with this exemption should undertake PCR testing between 5-7 days from arrival.
- Those who do not fit into the criteria stated above in (b) and (c), would be required to quarantine for 14-days (fourteen) after arrival to Maldives. Such individual(s) must obtain a negative PCR test result on completion of the 14 days, before they are released from quarantine.
- Tourists must have a hotel reservation confirmation for the entire stay in a registered tourist facility.
- Effective from 26th July 2021 onwards, Tourists intending to check-in or stay at tourist facilities in inhabited islands will be Permitted if;
- they have completed prescribed dose(s) of a COVID19 vaccine (approved by World Health Organization Emergency Use Listing (EUL) or Maldives Food and Drug Authority), and at least l4 (fourteen) days have passed after the completion of the prescribed dose(s), and
- hold a negative result for a nucleic acid test (PCR tesQ for COVID- l9 with sample taken at most 96 hours before departure from the first port of embarkation.
- Effective from 08th July 2021, Work Visa holders originating from South Asian countries are allowed to travel to the Maldives but they are obliged to comply with the Quarantine Guidelines for Work Permit Holders Travelling from South Asia
- Tourists are required to follow guidelines in place by the Ministry of Tourism https://tourism.gov.mv
- Travelers who develop COVID-19 signs and symptoms will be tested for COVID-19 and if the test result is positive, the traveler will be subject to isolation as per the Health Protection Agency protocols.
- Travelers who are contacts of COVID-19 cases will be subject to quarantine as per the Health Protection Agency protocols.
Last Updated: 30 Aug 2021