Maldives celebrates 1 year since the reopening of its borders
Posted on: 7/16/2021, 9:30:38 AM
The Maldives have reopened their borders, welcoming visitors from South Asian countries to the Maldives' naturally-distributed scattered islands. Following a spike in COVID-19 cases in the region, the Maldivian government briefly banned the granting of visas to foreigners earlier this year. Until July 30, 2021, tourists going from South Asia are not permitted to check-in or stay at tourist facilities on inhabited islands.
In order to constantly provide a world-class tourism experience for our visitors, the Maldives tourism industry strives to adapt to a fast changing global travel environment. A negative result for a nucleic acid test (PCR test) for COVI-19 is required for all travelers, including those who have finished the specified dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccinations. A sample must be taken from the first port of embarkation within 96 hours of departure for the Maldives. The regulation does not apply to children under the age of one year.