Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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Important information for the guests before arriving to the Maldives

All nationalities are welcome to travel to the Maldives.
All tourists traveling to The Maldives must have a booking reservation or confirmation from a registered tourist facility.
All tourists and short-term visitors (including children) traveling to The Maldives must present a negative PCR test certificate in English, on arrival. The PCR test needs to have been taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure from your country of origin.
All tourists traveling to The Maldives must fill out an online Health Declaration Form here. This must be filled 24 hours before arrival in The Maldives.
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THE MALDIVES HAS ACHIEVED THE WORLD TRAVEL & TOURISM COUNCIL SAFE TRAVELS STAMP:

In order to qualify, global countries have to demonstrate and satisfy over 17 protocols, which are aligned with WTTC core requirements. These include:
The country must evolve protocols according to the level of risk at the destination, such as having realistic health, sanitation, disinfection, distancing, and safety protocols that businesses of all sizes can implement.
In the case of aviation and airports, the country must comply with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s ‘Takeoff: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis’.
The country must be able to respond proactively and with a solution that will ensure the mental and physical well-being of the traveler in the event that they present COVID-19 symptoms.
The recommendation that travelers must wear a mask when interacting with people, in all modes of transports, during excursions and when indoors.
The country must urge travelers to maintain physical distancing and wash and sanitize their hands often and thoroughly.
The country must ensure ongoing compliance of the requirements.

ALL MALDIVES TOURIST FACILITIES HAVE TO FOLLOW SPECIFIC HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES:

All tourist facilities will be required to comply with relevant Maldives legislation and specific standards when reopening. You can read more details about this here.
All tourist facilities must have access to medical services, PPE and a Covid-19 safety manager.
All tourist facilities must submit a Health & Safety plan to the Ministry of Tourism. Please find our Health & Safety plan here.

UPON YOUR ARRIVAL IN THE MALDIVES:
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION:

​All tourists traveling to The Maldives must wear their masks at all times until they have safely arrived to their accommodation.
At Airport Immigration, all tourists must show their negative PCR certificate, booking confirmation, return flight booking and have emergency contact information.
All tourists will be given a free 30-day VISA for The Maldives.
​ Tourists are encouraged to download the HPA ‘Trace Ekee’ app to help assist with the contact tracing of Covid-19.​

MEASURES PUT UP IN THE AIRPORT?

Reduced capacity: For everyone’s safety, the arrival hall capacity at Velana International Airport has been reduced almost by half, from 1000 passengers to 570. The departures terminal will also be reduced from 1,200 to 750 passengers.
Social distancing: Correct social distancing measures have been implemented with floor markings and information in passenger terminals. All travelers will have to social distance at the ticketing and check-in counters (where glass sheet separators have been installed) and the pre-flight inspection zone in the international terminal and domestic terminal at the airport.
Disinfection: All public areas, seats, lounge areas, ticketing and check-in counters, flooring and more are subject to regular disinfecting.
Thermal screenings: It is compulsory for all passengers to wear a face mask and undergo thermal screening at the arrival terminal, all while social distancing.

IS THERE COVID-19 TESTING UPON ARRIVAL IN THE MALDIVES?

Travelers will not need any further testing upon arrival to the Maldives unless symptoms are detected.
Travelers presenting symptoms of Covid-19, including but not limited to, a cough, a runny nose or shortness of breath, will be subject to a PCR test at the traveler’s cost.
Local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travelers.

IF YOU DISPLAY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS DURING YOUR STAY IN THE MALDIVES:

Covid-19 symptoms from tourists should be immediately reported to the staff.
Tourists displaying Covid-19 symptoms shall be isolated with immediate effect until further guidance from HPA and the Ministry of Tourism is received. Isolation rooms shall be maintained and serviced as per standards set forth by HPA.
In the case of a positive PCR result, the tourist facility, where the tourist is booked to stay in the Maldives, will be given the option of transferring the tourist to a government-run facility or isolate in their hotel room. These options will also be subject to the individual’s medical condition.

PRIOR TO DEPARTURE:
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION:

If you need a PCR test in order to travel back to your home country (you will also need one if you are flying with Etihad or Emirates) simply notify us, 5 days before your departure and we can organize this for you. This will be covered by the traveler and the PCR test must be completed 48 to 72 hours before your departure. Results should take 24 hours.
Tourists undergo an exit screening prior to departure, the exit screening questionnaire should document any history of symptoms within the past 14 days.
All travellers must complete the online health declaration form for departure too – within the 24 hour period prior to departure from the Maldives.

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