NewsJuly 4, 2020

Maldives Exempted From Britain’s Quarantine Free List, Hopeful To Be Included by 15th July

Britain has released a ‘travel corridor’ list with countries where travelers are allowed to return to the country without self-isolation of 14 days. Though Maldives is not on the list right now, the bucket list destination is hopeful to make the list by 15th July.

These countries were considered safe for travel without COVID-19 related travel restrictions but as Maldives was exempted from the list, travelers returning from the paradise destination would have to self quarantine for 14 days.

For the full list of countries and territories that will not be required to self-isolate on arrival into England, check the list here.

However, the state of public health emergency in Maldives will be over on 14th July and the country is preparing to welcome the world from 15th July. With this, Maldives is optimistic to be given the green light to make the the travel corridors list by Britain.

A confirmed booking in a tourist establishment registered with the Ministry of Tourism, prior to travelling to Maldives will be mandatory for tourists. 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.

Entry to Maldives

Tourists will not be subject to any quarantine measures upon arrival to the Maldives.

Tourists will not be required to submit any medical test results for entry to the Maldives. However, travellers 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.

A health declaration card will be required as part of the on-arrival procedure.

Departure from Maldives

Testing services are available in Maldives for tourists who require COVID-19 test results to return to their countries of origin or another destination.