As the world is reopening borders and restarting tourism with the “new normal”, Maldives continues to move forward as well. With 22 resorts reopening on August, a total of 65 Maldivian resorts will be reopened for travelers by the end of the month.
Resorts reopening from August:
Resorts already open:
Maldives restarted tourism and reopened borders for visitors from all nationalities from 15th July 2020. Tourists travelling to the 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.
Guesthouses and hotels located on inhabited islands are allowed to accommodate transiting passengers waiting for domestic transfers under special permits. Transit arrangements can be made through the primary facility where the stay is booked.
Tourists are advised to directly check offers and operational status with the preferred tourist establishments on their websites and mobile apps.
Tourists who are visiting the Maldives during Phase 1 of opening shall book their entire stay in one registered establishment. Stays at multiple resorts and hotels are not permitted during this period. However, exemptions will be made for transit arrangements.
Entry to Maldives
Tourists will not be subject to any quarantine measures upon arrival to the Maldives.
Tourists will not be required to submit any medical test results for entry to the Maldives. However, travelers presenting with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveler’s cost.
Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travelers.
A health declaration card will be required as part of the on-arrival procedure. This online health declaration form must be filled out by travelers 24-hours before the arrival. For Traveler Health Declaration form: https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd/create
Departure from Maldives
Testing services are available in Maldives for tourists who require COVID-19 test results to return to their countries of origin or another destination.