Frequently Asked Questions
Planning your Trip
- The Government of Maldives will resume the issuing of on arrival tourist visas from July 15, 2020.
- There is NO mandatory quarantine on arrival to the Maldives. For non-tourist visitors travelling to an inhabited island, you are required to undergo self-quarantine of 14 days upon arrival at the island.
- All passengers who have completed the prescribed dose(s) of the Covid-19 Vaccine approved by World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing or the Maldives Food and Drug Authority at least 14 days prior to the date of entry into the Maldives are exempted from the Pre-departure PCR test. Booster dose(s) is/are not required to be eligible for this exemption. (https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/sg/travel-info/covid-19/?countrycode=MV#TravelInfo$destination)
- Please note that upon arrival into the Maldives, those who exhibit Covid-19 symptoms will have to undergo a PCR test. If you are travelling in a group, all members of the group must undergo testing.
- The guideline published by the Ministry of Tourism in coordination with the Health Protection Agency “Public health interventions to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID 19 in the tourism sector” thoroughly details what tourists & tourist establishments should expect and be prepared for under the new normal conditions.
Travel Restrictions in Maldives
- All travellers to Maldives (excluding children below the age of 01) are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 hours before departure from the first port of embarkation en-route to Maldives. Travellers have to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result on arrival for entry to Maldives.
- You may wish to refer to the Visit Maldives website at https://visitmaldives.com/en/covid19-updates for the latest updates on travel restrictions. You may also wish to refer to the official Twitter page of the Maldives Health Protection Agency at https://twitter.com/HPA_MV?s=09, or the Maldives Health Protection Agency’s website at https://covid19.health.gov.mv/en/ for information on COVID-19 restrictions affecting travellers. As entry restrictions may change at short notice, we advise you to contact your travel agency, or the High Commission of the Maldives in Singapore, to ensure that you have accurate information for your specific purpose prior to departure.
- Singaporeans travelling to Maldives are advised to take the necessary precautions and exercise personal responsibility at all times. All Singaporeans travelling overseas are encouraged to take up comprehensive travel insurance. Please check with the insurers for clarifications on the terms and conditions of the insurance coverage. Singaporeans are strongly encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ and to stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe.
- Please note that Singapore has no diplomatic representation in Maldives which constrains our ability to extend consular assistance in an emergency. Singaporeans who need consular assistance can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 Hours) at: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours) Tanglin, Singapore 248163 Tel: 63798800, 63798855 Email:email@example.com.
- Singaporeans can obtain a visa-on-arrival for a stay of up to 30 days in the Maldives. Visitors must have a valid ticket for their journey out of the Maldives, and sufficient funds to cover the expenses of the stay or a confirmation of reservation in a resort or hotel in the Maldives. There should be at least 6 months' validity on your passport on the expected date of departure from Maldives.
- As immigration requirements can change at short notice, travellers are advised to contact their travel agent or the Embassy of the Maldives in Singapore for the latest information.
Pre-departure test requirements
Guidelines for passengers who have recently recovered from Covid-19 (where their previous infection is within 60 days prior to departure for the Maldives):
- Passengers who have recently recovered from Covid-19 (where their previous infection is within 60 days prior to departure for the Maldives) and who received a positive PCR test result from the sample tested for travel must also present proof of recovery from Covid-19 to be eligible for uplift.
The ‘Proof of Covid-19 recovery’ document should state:
- Name of passenger as indicated in his / her passport)
- Passport number / National identification number
- Health status owing to Covid-19 infection
- Sample collection date (when the first positive PCR test result was detected)
- Document (proof of Covid-19 recovery) issuance date
Before you fly
- Passengers and airline crew must complete a “Traveller Health Declaration” within 48 hours before departure for Maldives. (apply on: https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd)
- Passengers who are not residents of Maldives must have a confirmed return or onward ticket prior to their flight. Those without a return or onward ticket may be refused entry into the Maldives.
- Passengers traveling as tourists must have a hotel reservation confirmation for the entire stay in a registered tourist facility
Test & quarantine requirements upon arrival
Passengers and airline crew could be subject to medical screening upon arrival.
The following groups of passengers are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine at their place of residence or work, and obtain a negative Covid-19 PCR test result before the end of the quarantine period:
- Special Visa holders whose duration of stay exceeds 7 days
- Business Visa holders whose duration of stay exceeds 7 days
- Foreign diplomats and their accompanying family members
- Maldivian citizens and Work Visa (Employment Visa) holders
These passengers are exempted from the quarantine requirements if:
- they have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to their flight. The vaccine must be approved by the World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing (EUL), the Maldives Food and Drug Authority or any other competent authority of the respective State; or
- they have proof of having been diagnosed and recovered from a Covid-19 infection (within 60 days from the sample date listed in the positive Covid-19 PCR test result).
- Work Visa holders and their dependents who do not meet the quarantine exemption requirements listed above are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine in a facility designated by the Health Protection Agency (HPA). They must obtain a reservation confirmation at a designated quarantine facility prior to their travel to Maldives.
Joint info extracted from the below :
Please visit tourism.gov.mv for tourist related COVID-19 updates
Please visit covid19.health.gov.mv for more national updates on COVID-19
Please visit https://bit.ly/3wwVgXJ for air travel requirements
For more updated information, please visit: https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd
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