NewsOctober 23, 2020

Maldives Extends ‘Split Stay’ to All Types of Tourist Accommodations

Maldives has extended ‘Split Stay’ for all types of tourist accommodation facilities, allowing tourists to now split their stay between resort, hotels, guesthouses and live aboard boats, with prior approval as per split-stay procedure and guideline by the Ministry of Tourism.

This will enable tourists longer stays in Maldives during their holidays. Requests for approval of ‘split stays’ should be submitted to the Ministry of Tourism prior to travelling date.


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.

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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