NewsNovember 9, 2020

#VisitMaldivesNow and Earn Points for Each Border Crossing | Here is How You Will Earn Points

It’s time to #VisitMaldivesNow. Head over to Maldives and earn points for each border crossing. On December 2020, Maldives will launch its own loyalty program — a first for a country. “Maldives Border Miles” program is the first of its kind loyalty program developed in the entire world for tourists.

This program is a 3-tiered loyalty program for tourists. Tourists who enroll in this program will earn points based on the number of visits and duration of stay. Additional points will be awarded for visits to celebrate special occasions.


The tiers:

– Aida (bronze tier)
– Anantara (silver tier)
– Abaarana (gold tier).

Each tier will be defined by a set variety of rewards, services or benefits, which increase in value as members progress.

How you will earn points: 

50 points for each border crossing
30 points for visits to celebrate honeymoons
30 points for visits to celebrate wedding anniversaries
30 points for visits to celebrate birthdays
10 points for visits during local occasions
20 points for seasonal visits
5 points for each night spent in Maldives
5 points for pre-defined services obtained from partners

How you can upgrade the tier: 

Earn 500 points to reach Aida
Earn 2000 points to reach Antara
Earn 4000 points to reach Abaarana

“As per our estimate, for an average traveler, it will take about 3-4 trips to reach Aida, 15-17 trips to Antara and 30-32 trips to Abaarana,” Maldives Immigration reported. “As this program is aimed for repeated travelers, we believe that tourists will start earning the first tier by the end of next year probably.”

If you are traveling to Maldives for the purpose of tourism you can enroll as a member of Maldives Border Miles. However, points will be rewarded if you stay in a registered tourist facility and if you stay at least 3 nights in Maldives. For the most recent updates of the program, visit

The Maldives Border Miles is a tourism promotion program initiated by Maldives Immigration, and developed with joint stakeholders, who also joined the ceremony; Ministry of Tourism, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) and Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL).

With the introduction of the Maldives Border Miles program, it is expected that tourism will boost considerably as it is an added advantage in promoting Maldives. Furthermore, it is also a golden opportunity for returning visitors to rediscover the best of Maldives and get the most out of their visit to the sunny side of life.

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).