The government of Maldives has recently announced temporary measures to control the spread of COVID-19 in relation to the rising COVID-19 cases in India. Indian travelers arriving in the Maldives are restricted from staying at guesthouses and hotels located in local inhabited islands. The restriction does not apply to resorts and liveaboards. All flights will be as per schedule and no change is expected in terms of local transport from the Airport to the Resorts.

The following safety measures are in place to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of the local population and travelers alike. Indian tourists who are already checked into hotels and guesthouses will be allowed to stay at the facilities until the completion of their booking duration. The measures are temporary, and tourists are able to spend their holiday in Maldives at resorts as normal. With added precautions, we warmly welcome Indian tourists to the Maldives and we look forward to the easing of the situation in the near future.

For Safety measures, the below restrictions are being imposed effective 27.04.2021

1. Indian travelers arriving in the Maldives from India including travelers exceeding 24 hours transit periods must hold a negative PCR test for COVID-19 prior to entry into Maldives. The restriction also applies for tourists who have completed the prescribed dose(s) of a COVID-19 vaccine. The PCR test must be conducted not more than 96 hours prior to the travelers scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives from India. In addition, travelers must undertake a PCR test for COVID-19 maximum 72 hours prior to departure from Maldives.

2. Maldivian citizens and work permit holders to Maldives from India must undertake a PCR test for COVID-19 within 24 hours of arrival to Maldives and must complete a mandatory 10-day quarantine period followed by a negative PCR test result at the end of this quarantine period. Children below one-year-old are exempted from the aforementioned requirement.

3. Travelers arriving from India (including travelers exceeding 24 hours transit periods) are restricted to check-in to Guesthouses and hotels that are located in Inhabited Islands. However, the restriction does not apply to guesthouses and hotels that are located in secluded areas of the Inhabited Islands.

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