Maldives COVID-19 Entry Requirements


The independent island nation, Maldives, has long reopened its borders (except the COVID-19 predominant capital city of Malé) to tourists of all nationalities since 15th July 2020.

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The Maldive Islands which features noteworthy attractions including the Grand Friday Mosque or Masjid-al-Sultan, Male’s National Museum, and the mulee-aage palace is best known to have some of the best dive sites, snorkelling destination and the finest surf points in the world.


Maldives quarantine rules

  • All passengers who have received the second dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organisation or the required dose(s) of vaccines approved by the Emergency Use Listing (EUL) or Maldives Food and Drug Authority or any other competent authority of the respective state) and at least 14 days have passed after the second dose or required dose(s) are exempt from the home quarantine requirement.

The following categories of passengers are required to undergo mandatory home quarantine for 14 days in their place of residency or work:


  1. Special visa holders whose duration of stay in the Maldives will be more than 7 days
  2. Business visa holders whose duration of stay in the Maldives will be more than 7 days
  3. Foreign diplomats and their accompanying family members
  4. Maldivian citizens and work visa holders
  • Maldivian citizens and work visa holders arriving from India, including those who stayed in transit in India for more than 24 hours are required to undergo mandatory home quarantine for 14 days in their place of residency or work.
  • All travellers arriving from the UK, including transiting passengers, must undergo a 10-day quarantine.
  • Travellers visiting an island where 60% of the population (including tourist resort/guesthouse and hotel islands) are fully vaccinated will be exempt from quarantine measures.

Maldives travel restrictions covid-19

  • All passengers travelling to the Maldives must present a certificate of a negative COVID 19 PCR (nucleic acid) test result.
  • The test must be conducted within 96 hours of departure from the first port of embarkation. Passengers who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test.

The COVID‑19 test certificate must have the following information:

  1. Name of the passenger (name as in passport)
  2. Name and address of the testing laboratory
  3. Type of test stated as PCR test
  4. Date of sampling and Result
  • All travellers arriving to work in health facilities, daycare centers, schools and residential care services are required to present a negative PCR test on arrival regardless of their vaccination status.
  • Children below one year of age as well as flight crew arriving on General Declaration and not exceeding a stay of 7 days, are, however, exempted from pre‑arrival COVID‑19 PCR test requirements.
  • A negative COVID‑19 PCR test result has to be attached to the online Immigration and Health self-Declaration form. All travellers must complete the online Immigration and Health Self‑Declaration Form within 24 hours of their flight, obtain a QR Code and present it to the Immigration Officer on arrival.
  • The initial COVID‑19 PCR test for transit/transfer passengers is valid provided their transit time is not more than 24 hours.
  • Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening on arrival.
  • Visitors are asked to download the national contact tracing app, TraceEkee, and use it during their journey.
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Akesse Sanza

Akesse Sanza is a Ghanaian Travel Blogger, Travel and Tourism Consultant, and Anti-human Trafficking And Safe Migration advocate. Akesse loves everything Travel & Tourism and aims to see every single country in the world.


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