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Travel to Maldives

If you are travelling to the Maldives, you may be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure.

Travel eligibility

Passengers travelling to the Maldives as tourists must have a confirmed hotel reservation for their stay at a registered tourist facility. The visa on arrival facility is currently available.

COVID-19 testing requirements

Effective 10 September 2020, all tourists and travellers entering the Maldives for a short-term stay must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be conducted within 96 hours of departure from the first port of embarkation.

Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening on arrival.


The following categories of travellers are exempted from pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR test requirements:

  • Citizens of Maldives
  • Holders of Employment Visas
  • Holders of Dependent Visas
  • Holders of Student Visas
  • Holders of Marriage Visas
  • Children below one year of age
  • Flight crew arriving on General Declaration

Required forms

Complete the online Immigration and Health self-declaration form within 24 hours of your flight. A negative COVID-19 PCR test result has to be attached along with the online Immigration and Health self-declaration form.


Residents of Maldives (nationals and expatriates) have to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine on arrival.

Travel from Maldives

If you are travelling from the Maldives, you may be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and submit additional documentation before departure. Please check the requirements of your specific destination before you travel.

COVID-19 testing requirements

It is mandatory that customers confirm the COVID-19 PCR test requirements as per the regulations of the destination country and present the test result certificate at check-in. Tourists travelling from the Maldives will have their COVID-19 PCR test arranged by their resort. Please contact your resort’s guest relations department for more details.

Required forms

Complete and submit a health declaration form online within 24 hours of your flight and present the health declaration form completion code/QR code at check-in.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.

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