Photo Credit: Velana Airport


The national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, GulfAir has resumed flights to the Maldives from 13 December onwards, with two weekly flights.

The flights will fly between Bahrain International Airport and Velana International Airport in Male, Maldives, and will be operated by the airline’s newest Airbus 321neoLR, which features 150 seats in economy class and 16 flat-bed seats in Falcon Gold class.

Gulf Air first started operating in the Maldives on October 27, 2019, and it has been the airline’s key boutique destination in the Indian Ocean. The airline operates to several destinations, such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Jeddah, Dammam, Medina, Muscat, Cairo, Amman, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Athens, Manila, Dhaka, and several destinations in India and Pakistan. The airline is known for its flexible and agile network due to its vigilant responses to the current changes worldwide, by cooperating with government orders and civil aviation directives.

Tourists traveling to the Maldives are exempted from quarantine but are expected to provide a negative PCR test prior to their arrival at the destination. The PCR test must include relevant details such as the name and address of the laboratory that performed the testing, 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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