Good News! The Maldives welcome tourists from 15 July 2020. Visitors are not required to quarantine nor undergo swab tests upon arrive.
According to the guideline issued by the Ministry of Tourism, visitors will be given free 30-day visa on arrival and will not be required to undergo Covid-19 test and compulsory quarantine.
However, travellers displaying Covid-19 symptoms will need take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on arrival.
Maldives Welcome Tourists
To enter Maldives, visitors will need a confirmed booking and book their entire stay in only one resort or hotel.
Seven resorts will reopen in July 2020, while others will stagger openings between August and October.
All resorts in the Maldives are required to have a “Safe Tourism Licence”. This requires having certified doctor on site and having adequate stock of personal protection equipment.
Rooms must be made available for isolation should tourists or resort staff fall ill.
Sri Lankan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Indigo, Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Turkish Airlines have agreed to resume flights from July, supporting the recovery of tourism.
The island nation has recorded about 2,000 Covid-19 cases resulting in five deaths.
The Maldives welcomed more than 1.7 million visitors in 2019 and before the pandemic tourism officials had targeted more than two million for this year.