Air Astana, the national airline of Kazakhstan has announced the resumption of direct flights from Almaty to Male (Maldives) starting from 9 October 2021. The schedule flights will operate four times a week. The Airbus 321LR and Boeing 767 will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Economy class fare in both directions starts from 289 500 KZT, and from 881 500 KZT in business class, including airport and other charges. Tickets are available on Air Astana website, its sales offices and agencies accredited by IATA. The Kazakh air authorities authorized flight services to sixteen countries in September after suspending flights due to the pandemic restrictions.

All passengers, including those who have been fully vaccinated, require a negative PCR test certificate in English to enter the Republic of Maldives. The negative PCR test result must be attached while completing a Traveller Health Declaration form, which has to be submitted online via IMUGA (, by all arriving passengers before arrival (but not exceeding 24 hours before arrival time). Visa is issued free of charge upon arrival at the airport. For entering Kazakhstan, all passengers must have a negative PCR certificate, except those who have been fully vaccinated.

Air Astana launched flights to the Maldives on December 5, 2020, and operated until May 24, 2021 before suspension due to government restrictions. Kazakhstan is still one of the leading markets for tourist arrivals to the Maldives and takes a spot in the top 10 markets for arrivals so far in 2021.

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