By The Lazing Wanderer – 14th Jul 2020
Maldives is reopening its border and lifting travel restrictions to international visitors from July 15, 2020. Visitors with no COVID-19 symptoms will not be subjected to any quarantine and will be provided a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival.
According to the Ministry of Tourism, visitors will only be welcomed on resort islands and live-aboard boats while other inhabited islands will be allowed to reopen their guesthouses and hotels on Aug 1, 2020. Tourist will also need to have a confirmed booking with a resort registered with the Ministry of Tourism before traveling to Maldives.
Travelers who don’t have symptoms will not be subjected to any quarantine and will be provided a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival. They will need to fill out a health declaration card as part of the on-arrival procedure, wear masks and sanitize their hands at the airport, and practice social distancing. All visitors to the Maldives are required to undergo thermal screening to check for fevers when they arrive. Officials are encouraging travelers to download the TraceEkee app, which can provide contact tracing. All travellers, including tourists, visa holders and Maldivians are obliged to submit the Traveller Health Declaration within 24 hours prior to their travel. You can submit it HERE
For more information, check the Ministry of Tourism’s Travel Information below
Another good news is that there will be testing services available in Maldives for tourists who require COVID-19 test results to return to their countries of origin or another destination.
A number of resorts, hotels and private islands in the Maldives are set to reopen from July 15, 2020, including Oblu Select Sangeli, Radisson Blu Maldives, Ozen by Atmosphere etc.And the vast majority of resorts in the Maldives will begin welcoming travelers back between Aug 1, 2020 and Oct ,2020.
Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) has revealed the international airlines resuming dates to Maldives.