The Maldives re-opened to international and domestic travel on the 15th July 2020

Inbound criteria

Every person from every country is eligible to enter as long as these criteria are followed..
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.
The entire holiday has to be booked at a SINGLE facility, either resort or liveaboard.
(if you arrive a day before your liveaboard trip or leave a day after it finishes there are a government approved transit hotels or guest houses where you will be allowed to stay)
You must present a negative PCR test upon arrival, the PCR test has to have been conducted within 72 hours prior to departure for the Maldives.
Tourists will have to complete a health declaration form.
All visitors to the Maldives are encouraged to install the contact tracing application ‘Trace Ekee’ upon or before arrival into the country.

Outbound criteria

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 or IATA Travel Center.

The full official government document is for the re-opening of the Maldives and all guidlines is online here

The General Booking conditions (Each boat has slightly different policies so please ask) for the near future are...
if you are unable to join your trip due to Covid travel restrictions at your point of departure or your own home country are you can cancel for free and move your trip to a later date creating a risk free booking situation.
Refunds will not be offered for trips that might need to be rescheduled due to the corona virus but you will be able to reschedule to a later date.

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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