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    Last Updated : 22nd December 2020
  • Open for Indians to Travel: YES

  • Eligibilty
  • From India to Maldives:
  • Tourists
  • Maldives Nationals
  • Expatriates and their dependents with work permit

  • From Maldives to India:
  • i. Indian nationals;
  • ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Maldivian passports, and
  • iii. Foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

  • Passenger Obligation
  • All tourists must have a confirmed hotel reservation for their entire stay in one hotel (no change of address allowed). Proof will need to be submitted at immigration.
  • Passengers must complete and submit a Traveller Health Declaration 24 hours before arrival at https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/
  • It is advisable to download the Maldives contact tracing app ‘TraceEkee’ before travelling to Maldives.
  • It is mandatory to wear a face mask while in public.
  • Tourists can only stay in one place (where they book their resort) during their entire trip and no island-hopping is allowed as of now.
  • Those who book a safari trip must stay on their safari throughout the duration of the stay. They cannot disembark and visit other islands/ resorts.

  • Guidelines for tourists:
  • Tourists arriving for tourism must have conrmed reservation at a resort. As of now, the resort stay is mandatory as stay on the mainland is not permitted.
  • They must have a valid return ticket.
  • RT-PCR guidelines for tourists and short-term visitors:
  • Those travelling for tourism must have RT-PCR negative certificate in English issued no more than 72 hours before departure.
  • Short term visitors travelling on Business visa/ sponsorship approval must also have the RT-PCR negative certificate in English issued no more than 72 hours before departure.
  • You can also call at 1676 for COVID-19 updates or if you have any symptoms.

  • Quarantine Protocol
  • Mandatory quarantine duration for Indians: No quarantine for those showing zero symptoms.
  • Mandatory Quarantine & Testing Rules
  • All passengers and airline crew will be subject to medical screening.
  • Those with symptoms like high fever will be asked to undergo a PCR test and sent for isolation till results come.
  • There may be random PCR test checks at the airport but these will be voluntary and cost of testing will be borne by Maldives government.
  • Check the official tourism website of Maldives for updates:
  • https://visitmaldives.com/en/covid19-updates
  • Find information on Maldivian clinics COVID-19 cases at https://covid19.health.gov.mv/en/