Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, Air Astana, is to offer flight services to the Maldives starting from December 5, 2020.

For the upcoming holiday season, the airline will provide travelers with flights between Almaty and Male. The flights will operate twice a week, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, allowing travelers to enjoy a relaxing vacation week or more in the warm sun and clear vibrant waters of the Maldives. The new Airbus 321LR aircraft of Air Astana has been confirmed to fly the route.

Air Astana is the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, based in Almaty. Before the global pandemic caused multiple businesses to halt operations, the airline operated scheduled, domestic and international services on 64 routes from its main hub, Almaty International Airport, and from its secondary hub, Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport.

The Maldives has been welcoming tourists around the world since the reopening of its international borders in July. Prior to arrival, travelers entering the Maldives must provide a negative PCR test, including relevant details such as the name and address of the laboratory that performed the testing, the result of the test, date of testing as well as name and signature of the issuing officer. It must be submitted to Maldives Immigration via its IMUGA platform ( when filling out the Traveler Health Declaration.

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