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    Last Updated : 07th May 2021
  • Open for Indians to Travel: YES

  • Visas
  • On Arrival Free

  • Health Screening
  • 96hrs prior to departure from India 48 hrs prior to departure from Maldives RT PCR test varies from resort to resort Child under age of 1 no test needed

  • OPERATING STATUS
  • 95% of the resorts and hotels are operational
    Exceptions
    Indians are not allowed to travel to islands where local population lives eg Male city hotels, Hulmale Island hotels, Maafushi island hotels etc Fihalhohi resort has temporarliy banned Indian tourists until further notice

  • 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 conrmed 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 confirmed 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
  • For Flights from India to Maldives: Passengers must undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Sample must be taken 96 hours before departure for Maldives. Infants below 1 year of age are exempt. Certain visa holders (like work visa and marriage holders) are exempted from the pre-arrival test requirements.
  • For Flights from Maldives to India: Passengers must carry a negative RTPCR test conducted 72 hours before boarding. Tourists can contact their hotels in Maldives to book the self-paid RT-PCR test. Once they receive their negative test result, it wilI have to be uploaded on the Air Suvidha portal. NOTE: There will be no quarantine for travellers on ights from Maldives, provided they have a negative RT-PCT rest report.
  • However, anyone with travel history to UK will have to quarantine for 10 days.
  • 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 tackling COVID-19 cases at https://covid19.health.gov.mv/en/