Indian low-cost airline, GoAir is to resume flight operations to the Maldives from 1 November onwards.
As announced by Velana International Airport, the airline will operate 11 flights a week from three destinations. GoAir is an Indian low-cost airline based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, owned by the Indian business conglomerate Wadia Group. In October 2017, it was the fifth largest airline in India with an 8.4% passenger market share.
After borders reopened on 15 July 2020, all tourists will receive a 30-day free on-arrival visa with a confirmed booking to stay at any registered tourist accommodation in the Maldives. Prior to their arrival to the Maldives, tourists must provide a negative PCR test to officials. The PCR test must include relevant details such as the name and address of the laboratory that performed the testing, the result of the test, the date of testing as well as name and signature of the issuing officer. It must be submitted to Maldives Immigration via its IMUGA platform (imuga.immigration.gov.mv) when filling out the Traveler Health Declaration.
Even after providing a negative PCR test, airport authorities may still be liable to subject passengers to screening or any other surveillance measures during the arrival process of travelers. Visitors that show symptoms of the coronavirus and any individuals traveling with such visitors will be tested at their own expense.