Featured NewsJuly 13, 2020

Are You Ready For A Trip To Maldives? | Here’s What You Need To Know

Maldives is ready to welcome the world from 15th July 2020. Are you ready for a trip to this ultimate bucket list destination?

Here’s what you need to know about traveling to Maldives.


You will be given free 30-day visa on arrival
Maldives will be providing a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival to all nationalities.

You won’t be quarantined upon arrival
You will not be subject to any quarantine measures and will not be required to submit any medical test results for entry upon arrival to Maldives. However, travelers presenting with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveler’s cost. Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travelers.

You will need to fill out an online health declaration form 24-hours before arrival
A health declaration card will be required as part of the on-arrival procedure. This online health declaration form must be filled out by travelers 24-hours before the arrival.

For Traveler Health Declaration form: https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd/create

You’ll need to show your hotel booking receipt when you arrive
Tourists must provide confirmed booking of accommodations, such as a hotel receipt.

Tourist resorts, liveaboard vessels and hotels located on uninhabited islands are open for bookings starting from July 15, 2020. Guest houses and hotels located on inhabited islands will be open for bookings starting from August 1, 2020. However, guest houses and hotels located on inhabited islands will be allowed to accommodate transiting passengers waiting for domestic transfers under special permits. Transit arrangements can be made through the primary facility where the stay is booked.

Social distancing and face masks are required in public settings
Respect all social distancing requirements, and observe a self quarantine if COVID-19 symptoms appear during your stay in Maldives. Masks are required in all public settings, including on public transportation

Other than the straightforward requirements above, entry into the country appears to be very easy, with no further visas or special requirements needed.

You don’t need a COVID-19 test before departure
However, testing services are available in Maldives for tourists who require COVID-19 test results to return to their countries of origin or another destination.

How to get to Maldives – The airlines
Since situation has affected worldwide, there is a limited number of flights available into Maldives main airport: Velana International Airport upon reopening. However, as the situation progresses, more scheduled flights are expected to add routes to Maldives.

You can even travel to Maldives in ultimate privacy via jets
Jets are allowed not just to the main airport, but to some of the regional airports as well. You can check with your desired tourist resort if they offer such facilities.

Where to stay?
The collection of 26 atolls in Maldives boasts some of the planet’s dreamiest islands, beaches, water and marine life. You can visit any one of the following resorts. Over 40 resorts among those will be open from 15th July. You can book any one of the resorts from the list: 

From July 15th

Constance Halaveli
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
Angsana Ihuru
Angsana Velavaru
Taj Exotica Maldives Resort & Spa
Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives
Waldorf Astoria
Furaveri Island Resort & Spa
Fihalhohi Island Resort
Noku Maldives
Cocoon Maldives
You & Me by Cocoon Maldives
Lily Beach Resort & Spa
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah
Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa
The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah
SAii Lagoon Maldives
Hard Rock Hotel Maldives
LUX* North Male Atoll Resort & Villas (remained open)
Soneva Fushi
Soneva Jani
Rahaa Resort
Amaya Kuda Rah
Velaa Private Island Maldives (remained open)
Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kudafushi Resort and Spa
Six Senses Laamu
Olhuveli Beach & Spa
LTI Maafushivaru, Maldives (from 22nd July)
OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo (remained open)
Atmosphere Kanifushi (remained open)
OBLU SELECT at Sangeli (remained open)
VARU by Atmosphere (remained open)
OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli (remained open)
Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon
Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives
Olhuveli Beach & Spa
Ayada Maldives (from 25th July)
Adaaran Prestige Vadoo (from 27th July)
Amilla Fushi Maldives Resort and Residences

From August

Cheval Blanc Randheli
Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa
Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa
Vakkaru Maldives
Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa
Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort
One&Only Reethi Rah
Dusit Thani Maldives
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas
Hotel Jen by Shangri-La
Fun Island Resort
Royal Island Resort & Spa
Sun Island Resort & Spa
JOALI Maldives
Bandos Maldives
Coco Bodu Hithi
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
Biyadhoo island resort

From September

Kandima Maldives
Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives
Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
Kagi Maldives Spa Island
Filitheyo Island Resort
Pullman Maldives Maamutaa
Amari Havodda Maldives
Constance Moofushi Maldives
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
Adaaran Club Rannalhi
Dhigufaru Island Resort
Meeru Island Resort & Spa
Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
Veligandu Island Resort & Spa
Hurawalhi Island Resort & Spa
Komandoo Island Resort & Spa
Kudadoo Island Resort & Spa
Embudu Village
Summer Island Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island
Mirihi Island Resort (from 15th September)
The Standard, Maldives (from 15th September)

From October

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Reethi Faru Resort
The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort
ROBINSON Club Maldives
Outrigger Konotta Maldives
Rihiveli The Dream
Kurumba Maldives
Velassaru Maldives
Kuramathi Maldives
Kandolhu Maldives
Dhigali Maldives
Faarufushi Maldives
Seaside Finolhu
Fushifaru Maldives
Medhufushi Island Resort
The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
JA Manafaru
Kanuhura Maldives
W Maldives
Baglioni Resort Maldives
Ozen Reserve Vittaveli
The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi
Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
Sun Aqua Iru Veli
Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort
Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Naladhu Private Island
Baros Maldives
JW Marriott Maldives Resort and Spa
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort
Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives
Kuredu Island Resort & Spa
Innahura Maldives Resort
Palm Beach Island Resort & Spa (from 15th October)

From November

COMO Maalifushi (opening November 16th)
Thulhagiri Island Resort