The Maldives has reopened the borders as of July 15, 2020, except for the tightly packed capital city of Malé since it’s been the coronavirus source for the majority of the countries. Travelers can visit the Maldives if they have proof of a negative Covid test. However, there are some limitations in activities. For example, cruise ships are still banned. In fact, Maldives is one of the very rare cases of successful traveling in 2020, continuing in 2021. Surprisingly, over 140 resorts and 330 guesthouses are serving travelers from all over the world in the pandemic!
The Maldives Requirements & Restrictions
All travelers need to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure in which the name and the address of the laboratory are clearly mentioned. The result must be attached to the Traveler Health Declaration, which should be submitted 24 hours before arrival. Passengers also need to install TraceEkee and use it during their trip.
Visitors can change their hotel. However, if you spend more than 48 hours in the Greater Malé area, you will be subjected to another PCR test before moving elsewhere.
Passengers arriving from the UK are asked to go through a 10-day quarantine.
Leaving the Maldives
All passangers will have a health check when leaving the airport on arrival. Also, travelers returning to the United States need to show a negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours before departure to be allowed back to their country.