Updated 11 June 22
The Maldives re-opened to international and domestic travel on the 15th July 2020
A Thirty-day free on-arrival visa will be issued to all tourists with a confirmed booking for a stay at any registered tourist facility in the Maldives. (which includes all our Liveaboards)
Every person from every country is eligible to enter as long as these criteria are met..
Effective 05th March 2022, the PCR requirement is as below;
a) Passengers entering to Maldives are NO LONGER required to present a PCR negative test result upon arrival if the individual(s) have completed the prescribed doses of a Covid-19 vaccine that is approved by the Maldives Food & Drug Authority or by the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL) and at least 14 (fourteen) days have passed since the last dose. (Double vaccinated)
(Booster dose(s) are not required to be eligible for this exemption).
b) Tourists who spend their holiday in tourist facilities on inhabited islands are NO LONGER required to do a PCR test when departing from respective inhabited islands although always please check with your airline as they may still require it to board your outbound flights.
Tests can be arranged on board for your outbound flights if needed.
Visitors will also have to complete a health declaration form before their arrival.
All visitors to the Maldives are encouraged to install the contact tracing application ‘Trace Ekee’ upon or before arrival into the country.
Here is the latest information on the Maldives and Covid entry requirements from the government, please always check this link for the latest information.
Also for travel insurance Allied Insurance Company, in association with the Ministry of Tourism, has launched a COVID-19 insurance policy focusing on tourists visiting the Maldives
For more info, you can download the brochure here.
To leave the Maldives there are no requirements but each guest should refer to their particular destination country's entry policy from the Maldives and information from their government, embassy, and related authority's website.
Don't forget to check with your airline company for any possible extra Covid-19 procedures put in place by them before and during your stay in Maldives to enable you to fly with them.
Airlines such as such as Emirates, Ethiad, Qatar have their own criteria in place.
PCR tests are possible whilst you are on your liveaboard for your outbound flight should your airline or destination country require it.
Please note that you must have over 6 months left on your passport on the day of entering the country.
It is also mandatory to have (or rent on-board if you don’t have) a dive computer and to also have valid dive insurance for this trip.
All visitors are not allowed to bring liquor to the Maldives.
If you have bought liquor, beer and related items containing alcohol from a duty free shop while on route to the Maldives, these products must be bonded in the airport’s customs department upon arrival.
These goods will be returned before departure.
However, all resorts and liveaboards – other than hotels in the capital Male’ – offer world famous brands of liquor, beer, and other alcoholic beverages.
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