Emirates has increased passenger services to Maldives with 4 daily flights until 31 January 2021.
The added flight will offer customers greater connectivity during the holiday season, and also re-affirms the airline’s commitment to supporting the island nation’s tourism industry.
The fourth daily flight will operate as Emirates flight EK 662, departing Dubai at 08:45hrs and arrive in Male at 14:00hrs, local time. The return flight, EK 663, will depart Male at 15:45hrs and arrive in Dubai at 19:00hrs local time.
The additional service will complement the airline’s 21 weekly flights, operated by the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft – connecting the scenic archipelago to a global network of 100 destinations, including 31 in Europe, a major tourist market for the Maldives.
Tickets can be booked on emirates.com, Emirates sales offices, or via travel agents.
Maldives reopened borders to all nationalities from 15th July 2020. All visitors are granted a 30-day free on-arrival visa with a confirmed booking for a stay at any registered tourist facility in the country.
Maldives has also extended ‘Split Stay’ for all types of tourist accommodation facilities, allowing tourists to split their stay between resort, hotels, guesthouses and liveaboard boats, with prior approval as per split-stay procedure and guideline by the Ministry of Tourism.
While there is no mandatory quarantine or testing on arrival, tourists traveling to Maldives are required to complete an online health declaration form and provide a negative PCR test result taken at least 96 hours prior to their departure.
The negative PCR test result must be attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form, which has to be submitted online via IMUGA (www.imuga.immigration.gov.mv), by all arriving passengers before arrival (but not exceeding 24 hours before arrival time).