Travel Tips

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

  • 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.
  • Children below one-year-old are exempt from the requirement of a COVID-19 test.
  • If the passenger makes a transit during the journey, the initial PCR test will be valid if the transit does not exceed 24 hours.
  • 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.

 

  • The document containing the PCR test result should state:
  1. Name of the passenger (name as in passport)
  2. Passport number/National identification number
  3. Name and address of the testing laboratory
  4. Type of test stated as a PCR test
  5. Date and time of sampling
  6. Result
  • 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.

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.

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.

ENTRY IN TO MALDIVES AND PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS AT AIRPORT:

Prior to travel to Maldives

  • All travelers 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.

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.

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”.

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**Last updated: 10th November 2020.

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