Maldives Reopen It’s Borders To The World
After more than three months, Maldives has reopened borders to the world with no restrictions for tourists.
The first visitors arrived via Qatar Airways(QR 672) today(15th July) morning with 129 passengers. Another scheduled passenger fight by SriLankan Airlines arrived in the afternoon.
It is time to visit Maldives. Here’s what you need to know about traveling to Maldives.
You will be given free 30-day visa on arrival
Maldives will be providing a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival to all nationalities.
You won’t be quarantined upon arrival
You will not be subject to any quarantine measures and will not be required to submit any medical test results for entry upon arrival to 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.
You will need to fill out an online health declaration form 24-hours before arrival
A health declaration card will be required as part of the on-arrival procedure. This online health declaration form must be filled out by travelers 24-hours before the arrival. If you have booked your holiday with us or at Nazaki Residences Beach Hotel, our staff will guide you to fill the form if needed.
For Traveler Health Declaration form: https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd/create
You’ll need to show your hotel booking receipt when you arrive
Tourists must provide confirmed booking of accommodations, such as a hotel booking receipt.
Tourist resorts, liveaboard vessels and hotels located on uninhabited islands are open for bookings starting from July 15, 2020. Hotels located on inhabited islands will be open for bookings starting from August 1, 2020. However, guest houses 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.
Social distancing and face masks are required in public settings
Respect all social distancing requirements, and observe a self quarantine if COVID-19 symptoms appear during your stay in Maldives. Masks are required in all public settings, including on public transportation
Other than the straightforward requirements above, entry into the country appears to be very easy, with no further visas or special requirements needed.
You need to present a COVID-19 negative test result on arrival.
Under the new guidelines, all tourists will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival. Testing services are available in Maldives for tourists who require COVID-19 test results to return to their countries of origin or another destination.
How to get to Maldives – The airlines
Since situation has affected worldwide, there is a limited number of flights available into Maldives main airport: Velana International Airport upon reopening. However, as the situation progresses, more scheduled flights are expected to add routes to Maldives. We recommend Qatar or Turkish Airlines.