NewsOctober 22, 2020

Maldives Lands on UK Government’s Safe List, No Self Isolation Required from 25 October 2020

Maldives has landed on UK’s Global Travel Advisory list, enabling travelers to return to UK without the need for mandatory self isolation from 25th October 2020.

The island nation have been added to the government’s safe list alongside Denmark, Canary Islands and Mykonos, which is restored having been previously removed. The news was confirmed by UK’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps via Twitter.


Following an update to the implementation of changes to corridors last week, the new rules will apply from 4am on Sunday, October 25.

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 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).