NewsSeptember 1, 2020

Maldives Mandates All Inbound Travelers to Present Negative PCR Test Result

From 10th September, for the safety of all, Health Protection Agency of Maldives has made it mandatory for all inbound travelers to present a Negative PCR certificate on arrival.

In a tweet by the Ministry of Tourism, it was confirmed that all tourists and short term visitors to the country have to present this upon arrival. 


Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom previously revealed that discussions were underway between the Ministry and Health Protection Agency for this arrangement.

According to the Minister, this is to strengthen safety measures to travelers and to ensure that Maldives is a safe destination.

Maldives opened the borders for all nationalities from 15th July 2020. Tourists traveling to Maldives are provided a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival.

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