NewsDecember 2, 2020

SilkAir Returns to Maldivian Skies!

SilkAir has returned to the Maldivian skies with its first scheduled flight that arrived in Maldives at Velana International Airport on 1st December 2020.

The operations are set to be served twice weekly by SilkAir from Singapore using the Boeing 737-800 from December.


Maldives opened 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.

The paradise destination has also extended ‘Split Stay’ for all types of tourist accommodation facilities, allowing tourists to 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.

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).

Featured Image: Velana International Airport