Travel Advisory to the Maldives

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Latest Updates:

  • Effective from 20th January 2022, if the traveller is unable to meet the entry requirement of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done 96 hours prior to departure to the Maldives, owing to the COVID-19 positive status within the 60 days of initial positive sample collection, please follow please follow the instructions stated in Guidance for Positive recovered Travellers.
  • Effective from 23rd January 2022, the travellers who are required to quarantine should register for prior approval 24-48-hours before travelling by providing required details to [email protected]

Common requirements for all travelers;

  • All arriving and departing passengers via airports and seaports are required to complete the Traveler Health Declaration form within 48 hours to the flight time. 
  • All travelers should hold a valid negative PCR test result with a sample taken at most 96 hours prior to the first port of embarkation, en-route to the Maldives. Children below the age of 1 (one) year are exempted.
    • If the passenger makes a transit during the journey, the initial PCR test will be valid if the transit time does not exceed 24 hours. Hence, if a passenger makes a transit exceeding 24 hours, the passenger must repeat the PCR test, within 96 hours prior to embarkation at the port of transit.
    • The PCR test document containing the test result should state the name of the passenger (name as in passport), name and address of the testing laboratory, type of test stated as PCR test, date of sampling and test result.
  • Effective from 20th January 2022, if the traveller is unable to meet the entry requirement of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done 96 hours prior to departure to the Maldives, owing to the COVID-19 positive status within the 60 days of initial positive sample collection, please follow please follow the instructions stated in Guidance for Positive recovered Travellers.

On-arrival Quarantine Exemptions

Passengers under the following categories are exempt from quarantine requirements upon arrival;

  • Passengers entering the Maldives under a Tourist Visa.
  • Fully vaccinated Maldivian citizens and their non-citizen dependents.
  • Fully vaccinated Diplomat Visa holders and their dependents.
  • Fully vaccinated Work Visa holders and their dependents.
  • Quarantine exempted travelers are required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test between the 3rd and 5th day from date of arrival.
  • Passengers who have recently recovered from COVID-19 (previous infection within 60 days prior to date of departure) and got a positive PCR test result from the sample tested for travel.

COVID-19 vaccination is deemed complete if 14 days have passed since completion of prescribed doses of COVID-19 vaccine approved by Maldives Food and Drug Authority or WHO for emergency use (Emergency Use Listing).

Travelers subjected to mandatory quarantine on-arrival

  • Maldivian citizens and long term visa holders (except tourists) who have not received all the prescribed doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that has been approved by Maldives Food and Drug Authority or is mentioned in WHO’s Emergency Use Listing (EUL, Status of COVID-19 Vaccines within WHO EUL/PQ evaluation process) are required to quarantine for 14-days (fourteen) after arrival to Maldives.
  • Maldivian citizens and long term visa holders (except tourists) who have not completed 14 (fourteen) days (prior to date of arrival) after receiving the prescribed dose(s) of a vaccine, are required to quarantine for 14-days (fourteen) after arrival to Maldives.
  • The travellers who are required to quarantine should register for prior approval 24-48-hours before travelling by providing required details to [email protected]
  • Such individual(s) must obtain a negative PCR test result on completion of the 14 days, before they are released from quarantine. Children under the age of 12 (twelve) years are exempted from quarantine.
  1. Please visit www.tourism.gov.mv for tourist related COVID-19 updates.
  2. Please visit www.covid19.health.gov.mv for more national updates on COVID-19
  3. Please visit https://bit.ly/3wwVgXJ for air travel requirements
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