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Travel to Maldives during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

YES

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

NO

Form pre-travel:

YES

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

NO

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

NO

Form pre-travel:

YES

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

Vaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Vaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination:

You will be required to show your COVID-19 vaccinations to enter into the country as fully vaccinated.  You will be able to do this using the NHS COVID app.

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: Not required
On arrival:

Some islands may require you to take a test upon arrival on the island and you may also have to quarantine for up to 48 hours until the results of the test are known.

Temperature checks and screening procedures will be in place on arrival.  Quarantine facilities have been set up to isolate any suspected cases of COVID-19.  Travellers presenting symptoms of COVID19 will be subject to a PCR test at the travellers cost.

All visitors to the Maldives are encouraged to install the contract tracing app 'Trace Ekee' upon or before arrival into the country.

Temperature checks and screening will still be in place on arrival and you are still encouraged to download the 'Trace Ekee' app before arrival into the Maldives.

Form pre-travel:

A Traveller Health Declaration form will need to be completed before travel.  Please check on the link below to see when you are able to complete the form needed for your destination.  You may need to either complete this form electronically, or print out and take with you to show at the airport of departure and arrival. It is important that you check the form as early as you can for time frames as this may need to be completed up to 7 days before travel, or as little as 24 hours before travel.

Traveller Health Declaration: https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/maldives
Local regulations:

There are no curfews in place on any islands in the Maldives.

Wearing a mask is only mandatory when visiting health facilities or in public areas where the sample positivity for COVID19 is over 20%.  You will be informed if this is the case in resort.

It is recommended to continue wearing a mask in areas where crowding can take place, in confined indoor spaces and on transport.  Your island may ask you to wear a mask on transfers to/from the airport as may the seaplane operators.  Please follow the local guidance.

If you test positive while in resort

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
Unvaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Unvaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination: Not required
Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: Not required
On arrival:

Some islands may require you to take a test upon arrival on the island and you may also have to quarantine for up to 48 hours until the results of the test are known.

Temperature checks and screening procedures will be in place on arrival.  Quarantine facilities have been set up to isolate any suspected cases of COVID-19.  Travellers presenting symptoms of COVID19 will be subject to a PCR test at the travellers cost.

All visitors to the Maldives are encouraged to install the contract tracing app 'Trace Ekee' upon or before arrival into the country.

Temperature checks and screening will still be in place on arrival and you are still encouraged to download the 'Trace Ekee' app before arrival into the Maldives.

Form pre-travel:

A Traveller Health Declaration form will need to be completed before travel.  Please check on the link below to see when you are able to complete the form needed for your destination.  You may need to either complete this form electronically, or print out and take with you to show at the airport of departure and arrival. It is important that you check the form as early as you can for time frames as this may need to be completed up to 7 days before travel, or as little as 24 hours before travel.

Traveller Health Declaration: https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR UNVACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/maldives
Local regulations:

There are no curfews in place on any islands in the Maldives.

Wearing a mask is only mandatory when visiting health facilities or in public areas where the sample positivity for COVID19 is over 20%.  You will be informed if this is the case in resort.

It is recommended to continue wearing a mask in areas where crowding can take place, in confined indoor spaces and on transport.  Your island may ask you to wear a mask on transfers to/from the airport as may the seaplane operators.  Please follow the local guidance.

If you test positive while in resort

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Remember to check countries you’re due to transit through as well as your destination.

The Information contained on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is provided as guidance only and is subject to review and change. Please check with official sources before booking and again regularly prior to travel, as information and requirements can change frequently and with little notice. Please visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or visit gov.uk/travelaware for country-specific information.

Last updated: 27.06.2022 at 08:59