NewsJanuary 31, 2021

GoAir to Operate Maldives-Hyderabad Direct Flights from 8th February

GoAir will operate direct flights between Male’, Maldives and Hyderabad, India starting from 8th February 2021.

The airline will operate 4 days a week on every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The flights will be as follows:


G8 4033 MLE HYD 1430 1730
G8 1533 HYD MLE 1130 1330

Tickets for the flights can be booked through Voyages Maldives, by phone or in person. Voyages Maldives is the appointed GSA for GoAir in the Maldives located on Chandhanee Magu, contact details are 301 8877 and

GoAir  is currently operating direct flights from the 3 prominent cities in India; Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore to Male’ on a state-of-the-art Airbus A320 aircrafts. Flights between Mumbai-Male’-Mumbai are on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Flights between Delhi-Male’-Delhi are operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. And flights between Bangalore-Male’-Bangalore are operated on Wednesdays and Sundays.

India was the top source market for tourism in the Maldives in the year 2020. According to statistics publicized by the Tourism Ministry, Indian tourists made up 11.3% of total tourist arrivals to the Maldives in 2020.

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 (, by all arriving passengers before arrival (but not exceeding 24 hours before arrival time).

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