NewsDecember 31, 2020

Maldives Lands on Lonely Planet’s Travel Bucket List 2021

Lonely Planet has put together a bucket list consisting of places, attractions and new experiences that will enhance the worldwide travel scene in 2021 and Maldives has landed a spot on it.

As per #4 of this bucket list, you should be enjoying unlimited stays in Maldives. Luxury resort, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, is offering unlimited stays for two people in its overwater bungalows throughout the year. The new package is called “Unlimited Stays in Paradise”, and although the price tag of US$30,000 might seem eye-wateringly steep, it works out to just over $84 a night. It includes free breakfast every morning, and use of the resort’s fitness center and pool.


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).

Maldives was one of the first countries to reopen the borders to the world with strict safety measures in place from 15th July 2020. Maldives has also bagged the World’s Leading Destination award, granted by World Travel Awards 2020 – a true testament to the continuous efforts made to ensure that it remains one of the best tourist destinations in the world.