Travelers need to present a PCR Test
Posted on: 5/1/2021, 8:22:21 AM
From May 3rd, 2021, the Maldives will need all inbound travelers to have a negative PCR test score. It must be taken at least 96 hours before departure and added to the Traveler Health Declaration. Travelers who have had a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine are included in this category.
From July 15, 2020, the Maldives will reopen its borders to all nationalities. With a confirmed booking for a stay at any registered tourist facility, all tourists are issued a 30-day free on-arrival visa. From April 27, 2021, Indian visitors will be restricted to staying only in guesthouses and local hotels on residential Maldivian islands. This provisional ban would not extend to resorts and hotels that are located outside of the city limits.
Maldivian residents and work permit holders arriving in the Maldives from India must undergo a DNA screening, including those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. 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, and it is still the top market in 2021.