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    Last updated : 10th November 2020
  • I) MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR TOURISTS TO ENTER MALDIVES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
  • All tourists must have a confirmed booking at a registered tourist facility.
  • All tourists are required to hold a negative result for a nucleic acid test (PCR test) for COVID-19 prior to entry in Maldives.

  • The following requirements pertain to pre arrival PCR testing: -
  • A. The sample for the PCR test must be taken not more than 72 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation en-route to Maldives.
  • B. Children below one-year-old are exempt from the requirement of a COVID-19 test.
  • C. If the passenger makes a transit during the journey, the initial PCR test will be valid if the transit does not exceed 24 hours.
  • D. If a passenger makes a transit exceeding 24 hours, the passenger must take a repeat PCR test within 72 hours prior to embarkation at the port of transit.
  • E. The document containing the PCR test result should state:
  • i. Name of the passenger (name as in passport)
  • ii. Passport number/National identification number
  • iii. Name and address of the testing laboratory
  • iv. Type of test stated as a PCR test
  • v. Date and time of sampling
  • vi. Result
  • F. The PCR test result should be submitted through the IMUGA (https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/) portal within 24 hours prior to departure to Maldives. In addition, the lab result should be presented in paper or electronic format during the airline check in.

  • II) MANDATORY RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL WITHIN MALDIVES FOR TOURISTS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
  • Tourists must observe the existing HPA measures on restrictions on inter island travel. MoT should continuously update and inform the tourist establishments and travel agents regarding these travel restrictions.

  • III) REQUIREMENT FOR TOURISTS TO INFORM THE RESORT IF HE/SHE TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 UPON RETURN FROM MALDIVES
  • For the purpose of COVID-19 surveillance and contact tracing and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 it is important that the returning tourists inform the tourist establishment if they test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of departure from Maldives. Tourist establishments should inform tourists regarding this reporting requirement.
  • IV) ENTRY IN TO MALDIVES AND PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS AT AIRPORT:

  • A. Prior to travel to Maldives
  • All travellers travelling to and from Maldives are required to submit a self-declarative health declaration within 24 hours prior to their travel. This health declaration must be filled and submitted electronically via the online portal of Maldives Immigration, http://imuga.immigration.gov.mv
  • Persons who have a history of contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days and/or persons who have fever or respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat, shortness of breath within the past 14 days should not travel to Maldives.

  • B. Airline (during the flight)
  • As per border health and aviation procedure, if a passenger has fever, cough or shortness of breath on board the flight, it must be informed to HPA.
  • C. At the airport arrival terminal
  • All arriving passengers must wear masks.
  • Physical distancing should be ensured.
  • Hand sanitization should be done at entry to the arrival terminal.
  • All arriving passengers must undergo thermal screening at the arrival terminal.
  • All tourists are recommended to install the contact tracing app “TraceEkee”.

  • Source: https://visitmaldives.com/en/covid19-updates
  • https://visitmaldives.s3.amazonaws.com/bVw9OLqv/zmpwrui2.pdf