Turkish Airlines has resumed flight services to the Maldives till 17 January 2021.
The flight route will be between Istanbul, Turkey, and the Maldives. The airline had previously resumed flight operations to the Maldives in late July 2020, after borders reopened with the implementation of vigorous measures to control the spread of the coronavirus. During the time, two flights were operated on a weekly basis between Istanbul and Male. Turkish Airlines is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey. It operated scheduled services to 315 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, making it the largest mainline carrier in the world by a number of passenger destinations.
As the Maldives witnesses steady recovery in the tourism sector, following the negative impact caused by the global pandemic, numerous tourist accommodation facilities are continuing to restart operations to welcome back tourists to the destination. 141 resorts have reopened, along with 254 guesthouses, 130 safari vessels, and 11 hotels, since the end of 2020.
Tourists traveling to the Maldives must provide a negative PCR test upon their arrival. 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 (imuga.immigration.gov.mv) when filling out the Traveler Health Declaration.