Indians can still visit Maldives
Posted on: 4/27/2021, 8:00:59 AM
Indian visitors have been temporarily restricted to staying only in guesthouses and local hotels on the Maldivian islands where they live. Restrictions will begin on April 27th, 2021. When visiting the Maldives, Indian tourists will also be asked to present a negative PCP exam. This provisional ban would not extend to resorts and hotels that are located outside of the city limits.
Travelers from India to the Maldives must show evidence of a negative PCP test if they have spent more than 24 hours in transit in India. This excludes those who have received a full COVID-19 vaccination. Maldivian nationals and work permit holders arriving from India must also undergo a 10-day quarantine period. Children under the age of one year are not included.
Starting April 27, Indian visitors will be unable to check into hotels and guesthouses on residential islands. In the year 2020, India was the top source market for tourism in the Maldives. From July 15, 2020, the Maldives will reopen its borders to all nationalities. With a confirmed booking, all travelers are given a 30-day free on-arrival visa.