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Airlines Updates

Published on 04.09.2020
Maldivian to resume flights to Trivandrum next week

Published on 10.07.2020
Maldivian July 2020 operations

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Open for travel from Maldives
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers travelling to the Maldives must hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to departure.
  • Passengers must complete the “Traveller Health Declaration” here within 24 hours prior to travelling to the Maldives, and are also advised to download the TraceEkee app onto their phone.
  • Passengers intending to obtain a visa on arrival are required to hold proof of accommodation arrangement.
  • Passengers must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in the Maldives.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Tourists,
    • Resort employees,
    • Passengers visiting the Maldives for a conference,
    • Passengers visiting friends and relatives,
    • Passengers visiting for business, official, or diplomatic purposes and staying in Malé/Hulhumale/Vilimale or a resort.
    • Passengers travelling for a short term work visit, for less than 14 days, provided they have obtained special permission from the Maldivian Health Protection Agency (HPA).
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Flight Restrictions

published 16.07.2020
1. Visa on arrival facility restarted.
2. Passengers traveling as tourists must have a hotel reservation confirmation for the entire stay in a registered tourist facility.
3. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening.
4. Passengers must complete a “self-declarative health declaration” 24 hours before arrival at imuga.immigration.gov.mv.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.

All non-tourist passengers travelling to Maldives by air (such as residents and returning students) are required to self-isolate for 14 days and register on the Haalubelun portal here.These requirements do not apply to tourists and the Government has said it has no plans to quarantine tourists on arrival.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Effective from 10 September, all tourists and short term visitors must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival to Maldives. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Temperature checks and screening procedures will be in place on arrival. Quarantine facilities have been set up to isolate any suspected cases of COVID-19. Travellers presenting symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveller’s cost or at the cost of the tourist facility where the traveller is booked to stay in the Maldives. Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travellers.

All travellers to the Maldives must fill in a Traveller Health Declaration form 24 hours before departure to the Maldives.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 9 months
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Other country requirement(s) (2016)
Proof of polio vaccination is required for persons travelling to and from countries exporting poliovirus as well
as for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims.

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Full Restrictions

  • Maldives Latest News: Travel restrictions imposed in Male as Maldives grapples with COVID-19 (Xinhuanet, 05.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Maldives on a limited number of routes. Maldives reopened its borders on 15 July. Effective from 10 September, all tourists and short term visitors must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival to Maldives. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Restrictions have been lifted for people who have in the last 14 days been to mainland China (not including Hong Kong), Iran, South Korea (North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang provinces), Italy, Bangladesh, Spain, Germany (the federal states of Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg), France (Île-de-France and Grand Est regions), Malaysia Sri Lanka and UK. All cruise ships are currently banned from entering and docking in the Maldives. Entry of all safari boats, yachts and other passenger vessels arriving to Maldives from an overseas location is restricted indefinitely. All travellers to the Maldives must fill in a Traveller Health Declaration form 24 hours before departure to the Maldives. All passengers and airline crew are also required to complete an Immigration Arrival Card when arriving in the Maldives.
    Temperature checks and screening procedures will be in place on arrival. Quarantine facilities have been set up to isolate any suspected cases of COVID-19. Travellers presenting symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveller’s cost or at the cost of the tourist facility where the traveller is booked to stay in the Maldives. Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travellers. All non-tourist passengers travelling to Maldives by air (such as residents and returning students) are required to self-isolate for 14 days and register on the Haalubelun portal here. These requirements do not apply to tourists and the Government has said it has no plans to quarantine tourists on arrival. All visitors to Maldives are encouraged to install the contact tracing application ‘Trace Ekee’ upon or before arrival into the country.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A Public Health Emergency is in place until 6 October. There is a curfew in the Greater Male’ area (which includes Male’, Vilimale’ and Hulhumale’) from 10pm to 5am (local time) and vehicles are banned from 8pm to 5 am (local time). There are no movement restrictions within the Greater Male’ area outside of these hours. Travel between the Greater Male’ region and other islands is restricted to essential services only. When travelling from Male’ (but not including the airport) to other islands, there is a mandatory 14 day home quarantine upon arrival at your destination. Use of masks is mandatory while travelling by air and sea. There are no travel restrictions between islands without COVID-19 cases. Travel to and from islands with confirmed COVID-19 cases is restricted. Male’ Airport closes daily from 12am to 6am local time. You will need to get special permissions from the authorities to travel to the airport. Movement between resorts and islands is not yet permitted without quarantine requirements. Some resorts reopened to tourists from 15 July. Guest houses opened in July for local residents on COVID-19 free islands, but are not yet open for tourists.
    Social distancing measures are in place. Public and mass gatherings are banned throughout Maldives, including parties and rallies. Gatherings of over five people are not allowed in public spaces and a distance of three feet must be maintained with others when going out. Use of masks is mandatory on islands with cases of COVID-19 when going out in public. All excursion activities (such as day trips to picnic islands, fishing and dolphin watching) from all islands, resorts, safaris and guesthouses are banned across the country until further notice. Public spaces such as parks or sports grounds are open with hand hygiene measures and washing stations in place. Individuals should maintain a distance of three feet while exercising and only groups of five are allowed to exercise together.

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    15.09.2020
  • Maldives Travel restrictions imposed in Male as Maldives grapples with COVID-19 (Xinhuanet, 05.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Maldives on a limited number of routes.Maldives reopened its borders on 15 July. Restrictions have been lifted for people who have in the last 14 days been to mainland China (not including Hong Kong), Iran, South Korea (North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang provinces), Italy, Bangladesh, Spain, Germany (the federal states of Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg), France (Île-de-France and Grand Est regions), Malaysia Sri Lanka and UK. All cruise ships are currently banned from entering and docking in the Maldives. Entry of all safari boats, yachts and other passenger vessels arriving to Maldives from an overseas location is restricted indefinitely. All travellers to the Maldives must fill in a Traveller Health Declaration form [https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd/create] 24 hours before departure to the Maldives. All passengers and airline crew are also required to complete an Immigration Arrival Card when arriving in the Maldives.
    Temperature checks and screening procedures will be in place on arrival. Quarantine facilities have been set up to isolate any suspected cases of COVID-19. Travellers presenting symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveller’s cost or at the cost of the tourist facility where the traveller is booked to stay in the Maldives. Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travellers. All non-tourist passengers travelling to Maldives by air (such as residents and returning students) are required to self-isolate for 14 days and register on the Haalubelun portal [https://haalubelun.hpa.gov.mv/eng/Identity/Account/Login/?ReturnUrl=/]. These requirements do not apply to tourists and the Government has said it has no plans to quarantine tourists on arrival. All visitors to Maldives are encouraged to install the contact tracing application ‘Trace Ekee’ upon or before arrival into the country.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A Public Health Emergency is in place until 6 October. There is a curfew in the Greater Male’ area (which includes Male’, Vilimale’ and Hulhumale’) from 10pm to 5am (local time) and vehicles are banned from 8pm to 5 am (local time). There are no movement restrictions within the Greater Male’ area outside of these hours. Travel between the Greater Male’ region and other islands is restricted to essential services only. When travelling from Male’ (but not including the airport) to other islands, there is a mandatory 14 day home quarantine upon arrival at your destination. Use of masks is mandatory while travelling by air and sea. There are no travel restrictions between islands without COVID-19 cases. Travel to and from islands with confirmed COVID-19 cases is restricted. Male’ Airport closes daily from 12am to 6am local time. You will need to get special permissions from the authorities to travel to the airport. Movement between resorts and islands is not yet permitted without quarantine requirements. Some resorts reopened to tourists from 15 July. Guest houses opened in July for local residents on COVID-19 free islands, but are not yet open for tourists.
    Social distancing measures are in place. Public and mass gatherings are banned throughout Maldives, including parties and rallies. Gatherings of over five people are not allowed in public spaces and a distance of three feet must be maintained with others when going out. Use of masks is mandatory on islands with cases of COVID-19 when going out in public. All excursion activities (such as day trips to picnic islands, fishing and dolphin watching) from all islands, resorts, safaris and guesthouses are banned across the country until further notice. Public spaces such as parks or sports grounds are open with hand hygiene measures and washing stations in place. Individuals should maintain a distance of three feet while exercising and only groups of five are allowed to exercise together.

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    07.09.2020
  • Maldives Travel restrictions imposed in Male as Maldives grapples with COVID-19 (Xinhuanet, 05.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Maldives on a limited number of routes.Maldives reopened its borders on 15 July. Restrictions have been lifted for people who have in the last 14 days been to mainland China (not including Hong Kong), Iran, South Korea (North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang provinces), Italy, Bangladesh, Spain, Germany (the federal states of Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg), France (Île-de-France and Grand Est regions), Malaysia Sri Lanka and UK. All cruise ships are currently banned from entering and docking in the Maldives. Entry of all safari boats, yachts and other passenger vessels arriving to Maldives from an overseas location is restricted indefinitely. All travellers to the Maldives must fill in a Traveller Health Declaration form [https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd/create] 24 hours before departure to the Maldives. All passengers and airline crew are also required to complete an Immigration Arrival Card when arriving in the Maldives.
    Temperature checks and screening procedures will be in place on arrival. Quarantine facilities have been set up to isolate any suspected cases of COVID-19. Travellers presenting symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveller’s cost or at the cost of the tourist facility where the traveller is booked to stay in the Maldives. Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travellers. All non-tourist passengers travelling to Maldives by air (such as residents and returning students) are required to self-isolate for 14 days and register on the Haalubelun portal [https://haalubelun.hpa.gov.mv/eng/Identity/Account/Login/?ReturnUrl=/]. These requirements do not apply to tourists and the Government has said it has no plans to quarantine tourists on arrival. All visitors to Maldives are encouraged to install the contact tracing application ‘Trace Ekee’ upon or before arrival into the country.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A Public Health Emergency is in place until 6 September. There is a curfew in the Greater Male’ area (which includes Male’, Vilimale’ and Hulhumale’) from 10pm to 5am (local time). There are no movement restrictions within the Greater Male’ area outside of these hours. Travel between the Greater Male’ region and other islands is restricted to essential services only. When travelling from Male’ (but not including the airport) to other islands, there is a mandatory 14 day home quarantine upon arrival at your destination. Use of masks is mandatory while travelling by air and sea. There are no travel restrictions between islands without COVID-19 cases. Travel to and from islands with confirmed COVID-19 cases is restricted. Male’ Airport closes daily from 12am to 6am local time. You will need to get special permissions from the authorities to travel to the airport. Movement between resorts and islands is not yet permitted without quarantine requirements. Some resorts reopened to tourists from 15 July. Guest houses opened in July for local residents on COVID-19 free islands, but are not yet open for tourists.
    Social distancing measures are in place. Public and mass gatherings are banned throughout Maldives, including parties and rallies. Gatherings of over five people are not allowed in public spaces and a distance of three feet must be maintained with others when going out. Use of masks is mandatory on islands with cases of COVID-19 when going out in public. All excursion activities (such as day trips to picnic islands, fishing and dolphin watching) from all islands, resorts, safaris and guesthouses are banned across the country until further notice. Public spaces such as parks or sports grounds are open with hand hygiene measures and washing stations in place. Individuals should maintain a distance of three feet while exercising and only groups of five are allowed to exercise together.

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    02.09.2020
  • Maldives Travel restrictions imposed in Male as Maldives grapples with COVID-19 (Xinhuanet, 05.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Maldives on a limited number of routes.Maldives reopened its borders on 15 July. Restrictions have been lifted for people who have in the last 14 days been to mainland China (not including Hong Kong), Iran, South Korea (North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang provinces), Italy, Bangladesh, Spain, Germany (the federal states of Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg), France (Île-de-France and Grand Est regions), Malaysia Sri Lanka and UK. All cruise ships are currently banned from entering and docking in the Maldives. Entry of all safari boats, yachts and other passenger vessels arriving to Maldives from an overseas location is restricted indefinitely. All travellers to the Maldives must fill in a Traveller Health Declaration form [https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd/create] 24 hours before departure to the Maldives. All passengers and airline crew are also required to complete an Immigration Arrival Card when arriving in the Maldives.
    Temperature checks and screening procedures will be in place on arrival. Quarantine facilities have been set up to isolate any suspected cases of COVID-19. Travellers presenting symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveller’s cost or at the cost of the tourist facility where the traveller is booked to stay in the Maldives. Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travellers. All non-tourist passengers travelling to Maldives by air (such as residents and returning students) are required to self-isolate for 14 days and register on the Haalubelun portal [https://haalubelun.hpa.gov.mv/eng/Identity/Account/Login/?ReturnUrl=/]. These requirements do not apply to tourists and the Government has said it has no plans to quarantine tourists on arrival. All visitors to Maldives are encouraged to install the contact tracing application ‘Trace Ekee’ upon or before arrival into the country. Testing services are available in the Maldives for tourists who require COVID-19 test results to return to their countries of origin or another destination.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A Public Health Emergency is in place until 6 September. There is a curfew in the Greater Male’ area (which includes Male’, Vilimale’ and Hulhumale’) from 10pm to 5am (local time). There are no movement restrictions within the Greater Male’ area outside of these hours. Travel between the Greater Male’ region and other islands is restricted to essential services only. When travelling from Male’ (but not including the airport) to other islands, there is a mandatory 14 day home quarantine upon arrival at your destination. Use of masks is mandatory while travelling by air and sea. There are no travel restrictions between islands without COVID-19 cases. Travel to and from islands with confirmed COVID-19 cases is restricted. Male’ Airport closes daily from 12am to 6am local time. You will need to get special permissions from the authorities to travel to the airport. Movement between resorts and islands is not yet permitted without quarantine requirements. Some resorts reopened to tourists from 15 July. Guest houses opened in July for local residents on COVID-19 free islands, but are not yet open for tourists.
    Social distancing measures are in place. Public and mass gatherings are banned throughout Maldives, including parties and rallies. Gatherings of over five people are not allowed in public spaces and a distance of three feet must be maintained with others when going out. Use of masks is mandatory on islands with cases of COVID-19 when going out in public. All excursion activities (such as day trips to picnic islands, fishing and dolphin watching) from all islands, resorts, safaris and guesthouses are banned across the country until further notice. Public spaces such as parks or sports grounds are open with hand hygiene measures and washing stations in place. Individuals should maintain a distance of three feet while exercising and only groups of five are allowed to exercise together.

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    10.08.2020
  • Maldives Travel restrictions imposed in Male as Maldives grapples with COVID-19 (Xinhuanet, 05.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Maldives on a limited number of routes.Maldives reopened its borders on 15 July. Restrictions have been lifted for people who have in the last 14 days been to mainland China (not including Hong Kong), Iran, South Korea (North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang provinces), Italy, Bangladesh, Spain, Germany (the federal states of Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg), France (Île-de-France and Grand Est regions), Malaysia Sri Lanka and UK. All cruise ships are currently banned from entering and docking in the Maldives. Entry of all safari boats, yachts and other passenger vessels arriving to Maldives from an overseas location is restricted indefinitely. All travellers to the Maldives must fill in a Traveller Health Declaration form [https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd/create] 24 hours before departure to the Maldives. All passengers and airline crew are also required to complete an Immigration Arrival Card when arriving in the Maldives.
    Temperature checks and screening procedures will be in place on arrival. Quarantine facilities have been set up to isolate any suspected cases of COVID-19. Travellers presenting symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveller’s cost or at the cost of the tourist facility where the traveller is booked to stay in the Maldives. Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travellers. All non-tourist passengers travelling to Maldives by air (such as residents and returning students) are required to self-isolate for 14 days and register on the Haalubelun portal [https://haalubelun.hpa.gov.mv/eng/Identity/Account/Login/?ReturnUrl=/]. These requirements do not apply to tourists and the Government has said it has no plans to quarantine tourists on arrival. All visitors to Maldives are encouraged to install the contact tracing application ‘Trace Ekee’ upon or before arrival into the country. Testing services are available in the Maldives for tourists who require COVID-19 test results to return to their countries of origin or another destination.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A Public Health Emergency is in place until 7 August. There is a curfew in the Greater Male’ area (which includes Male’, Vilimale’ and Hulhumale’) from 2300 to 0500 (local time). There are no movement restrictions within the Greater Male’ area outside of these hours. Travel to the Greater Male’ region from islands without confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now allowed. When travelling from Male’ to other islands, there is a mandatory 14 day quarantine upon arrival at your destination. There are no travel restrictions between islands without COVID-19 cases. Travel to and from islands with confirmed COVID-19 cases is restricted.There are no travel restrictions between islands without COVID-19 cases. Travel to and from islands with confirmed COVID-19 cases is restricted.
    Male’ Airport closes daily from 12am to 6am local time. You will need to get special permissions from the authorities to travel to the airport.Movement between resorts and islands will be permitted without quarantine requirements from 1 August when guest houses for tourists are due to open.
    Some resorts reopened to tourists from 15 July. Guest houses opened in July for local residents on COVID-19 free islands, but are not yet open for tourists.
    Social distancing measures are in place. Public and mass gatherings are banned throughout Maldives, including parties and rallies. Gatherings of over five people are not allowed in public spaces and a distance of three feet must be maintained with others when going out. Use of masks is mandatory on islands with cases of COVID-19 when going out in public. Public spaces such as parks or sports grounds are open with hand hygiene measures and washing stations in place. Individuals should maintain a distance of three feet while exercising and only groups of five are allowed to exercise together.

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    05.08.2020
  • Maldives Maldives reopened its borders to global tourists on Wednesday 15 July (TTG Asia, 16.07.2020). Qatar Airways, SriLankan Airlines, Emirates, Etihad schedule flights to Maldives in July as country resumes international travel; more airlines plan to resume flights from August. (Channel News Asia, 15.07.2020).
    Maldives announced that it will be reopening its borders for international tourists from July 15 onwards. (India.com, 25.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Effective from 15 July, the ban on entry into Maldives for anyone who has left or transited the UK, mainland China (not including Hong Kong), Iran, South Korea (North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang provinces), Italy, Bangladesh, Spain, Germany (the federal states of Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg), France (Île-de-France and Grand Est regions), Malaysia and Sri Lanka in the last 14 days has been lifted.
    All cruise ships are currently banned from entering and docking in the Maldives. Entry of all safari boats, yachts and other passenger vessels arriving to Maldives from an overseas location is restricted indefinitely.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A Public Health Emergency is in place until 7 August. There is a curfew in the Greater Male’ area (which includes Male’, Vilimale’ and Hulhumale’) from 2300 to 0500 (local time). There are no movement restrictions within the Greater Male’ area outside of these hours. Travel to the Greater Male’ region from islands without confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now allowed. When travelling from Male’ to other islands, there is a mandatory 14 day quarantine upon arrival at your destination. There are no travel restrictions between islands without COVID-19 cases. Travel to and from islands with confirmed COVID-19 cases is restricted.There are no travel restrictions between islands without COVID-19 cases. Travel to and from islands with confirmed COVID-19 cases is restricted.
    Male’ Airport closes daily from 12am to 6am local time. You will need to get special permissions from the authorities to travel to the airport.Movement between resorts and islands will be permitted without quarantine requirements from 1 August when guest houses for tourists are due to open.

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    21.07.2020
  • Maldives Qatar Airways, SriLankan Airlines, Emirates, Etihad schedule flights to Maldives in July as country resumes international travel; more airlines plan to resume flights from August. (Channel News Asia, 15.07.2020).
    Maldives announced that it will be reopening its borders for international tourists from July 15 onwards. (India.com, 25.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The government of Maldives have announced that Maldives will reopen their borders from 15 July.. Commercial flights are now operating to and from Maldives on a limited number of routes. Check with your travel company for the latest information.Effective from 15 July, the ban on entry into Maldives for anyone who has left or transited the UK in the last 14 days, has been lifted. These restrictions have also been lifted for people who have in the last 14 days been to mainland China (not including Hong Kong), Iran, South Korea (North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang provinces), Italy, Bangladesh, Spain, Germany (the federal states of Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg), France (Île-de-France and Grand Est regions), Malaysia and Sri Lanka. All cruise ships are currently banned from entering and docking in the Maldives. Entry of all safari boats, yachts and other passenger vessels arriving to Maldives from an overseas location is restricted indefinitely. Speak to your tour operator for further information.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A Public Health Emergency is in place until 7 August. There is a curfew in the Greater Male’ area (which includes Male’, Vilimale’ and Hulhumale’) from 2300 to 0500 (local time). There are no movement restrictions within the Greater Male’ area outside of these hours. Travel to the Greater Male’ region from islands without confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now allowed. When travelling from Male’ to other islands, there is a mandatory 14 day quarantine upon arrival at your destination. There are no travel restrictions between islands without COVID-19 cases. Travel to and from islands with confirmed COVID-19 cases is restricted.There are no travel restrictions between islands without COVID-19 cases. Travel to and from islands with confirmed COVID-19 cases is restricted.
    Male’ Airport closes daily from 12am to 6am local time. You will need to get special permissions from the authorities to travel to the airport.Movement between resorts and islands will be permitted without quarantine requirements from 1 August when guest houses for tourists are due to open.

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    15.07.2020
  • Maldives Maldives announced that it will be reopening its borders for international tourists from July 15 onwards. (India.com, 25.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The Government of Maldives has announced a ban on entry into Maldives of anyone who has left or transited the UK in the last 14 days. This does not apply to Maldivian nationals or to foreign nationals with residency in Maldives and who have a Maldivian spouse, who will be admitted and placed into quarantine.
    Tthe same restrictions apply to people who have in the last 14 days been to mainland China (not including Hong Kong), Iran, South Korea (North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang provinces), Italy, Bangladesh, Spain, Germany (the federal states of Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg), France (Île-de-France and Grand Est regions), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
    All passengers and airline crew must fill-in a Health Declaration Card and an Immigration Arrival Card before arriving in the Maldives. Upon arrival you will undergo a screening procedure. Quarantine facilities have been set up to isolate any suspected cases. All passengers travelling to Maldives by air (including residents and returning students but excluding tourists) will be quarantined for 14 days at a place designated by the Government of Maldives. Everyone in quarantine will be tested before release. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the local authorities.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A Public Health Emergency is in place until 14 July. The curfew in the Greater Male’ area which includes Male’, Vilimale’ and Hulhumale’ has been extended for 14 days, effective until 14 July. There are no movement restrictions within the Greater Male’ area from 0500 to 2300 (local time). Outside of these times movement is restricted to authorised personnel only. Travel to the Greater Male’ region from islands without confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now allowed. When travelling from Male’ to other islands, there is a mandatory 14 day quarantine upon arrival at your destination.
    There are no travel restrictions between islands without COVID-19 cases. Travel to and from islands with confirmed COVID-19 cases is restricted. Public and mass gatherings have been banned throughout Maldives, including parties and rallies. Gatherings of over 30 people are not allowed in public spaces and a distance of three feet must be maintained with others when going out. Use of masks is mandatory for all closed spaces and public spaces and areas. Movement between resorts and islands will be permitted without quarantine requirements from 1 August when guest houses for tourists are due to open. All excursion activities (such as day trips to picnic islands, fishing and dolphin watching) from all islands, resorts, safaris and guesthouses are now banned across the country until further notice. Public spaces such as parks or sports grounds are open with hand hygiene measures and washing stations in place.
    Guest houses will open in July for local residents on COVID-19 free islands, and will be opened for tourists from 1 August. Resorts are expected to reopen for tourists from 15 July. Until then, all resorts not working with the Government of Maldives for emergencies are closed (once all the remaining guests have departed).

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    03.07.2020
  • Maldives Maldives announced that it will be reopening its borders for international tourists from July 15 onwards. (India.com, 25.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The Government of Maldives has announced a ban on entry into Maldives of anyone who has left or transited the UK in the last 14 days. This does not apply to Maldivian nationals or to foreign nationals with residency in Maldives and who have a Maldivian spouse, who will be admitted and placed into quarantine.
    Tthe same restrictions apply to people who have in the last 14 days been to mainland China (not including Hong Kong), Iran, South Korea (North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang provinces), Italy, Bangladesh, Spain, Germany (the federal states of Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg), France (Île-de-France and Grand Est regions), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
    All passengers and airline crew must fill-in a Health Declaration Card and an Immigration Arrival Card before arriving in the Maldives. Upon arrival you will undergo a screening procedure. Quarantine facilities have been set up to isolate any suspected cases. All passengers travelling to Maldives by air (including residents and returning students but excluding tourists) will be quarantined for 14 days at a place designated by the Government of Maldives. Everyone in quarantine will be tested before release. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the local authorities.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The curfew in the Greater Male’ area which includes Male’, Vilimale’ and Hulhumale’ has been extended for 14 days, effective from 1 July to 14 July. From 1 July, there are no movement restrictions within the Greater Male’ area from 0500 to 2300 (local time). Outside of these times movement is restricted to authorised personnel only. Travel to the Greater Male’ region from islands without confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now allowed. When travelling from Male’ to other islands, there is a mandatory 14 day quarantine upon arrival at your destination. There are no travel restrictions between islands without COVID-19 cases. Travel to and from islands with confirmed COVID-19 cases is restricted. Public and mass gatherings have been banned throughout Maldives, including parties and rallies. Gatherings of over 30 people are not allowed in public spaces and a distance of three feet must be maintained with others when going out. Use of masks is mandatory for all closed spaces and public spaces and areas. Movement between resorts and islands will be permitted without quarantine requirements from 1 August when guest houses for tourists are due to open. All excursion activities (such as day trips to picnic islands, fishing and dolphin watching) from all islands, resorts, safaris and guesthouses are now banned across the country until further notice. Public spaces such as parks or sports grounds are open with hand hygiene measures and washing stations in place.
    Guest houses will open in July for local residents on COVID-19 free islands, and will be opened for tourists from 1 August. Resorts are expected to reopen for tourists from 15 July. Until then, all resorts not working with the Government of Maldives for emergencies will close (once all the remaining guests have departed).

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    02.07.2020
  • Maldives Maldives announced that it will be reopening its borders for international tourists from July 15 onwards. (India.com, 25.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Entry (including for transit purposes) will be denied to all foreign travellers with travel history to Bangladesh, mainland China (not including Hong Kong and Macao), France (Grand Est regions and Île-de-France), Germany (Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia), Iran, Italy, Malaysia, South Korea (North and South Gyeongsang province), Spain, Sri Lanka or United Kingdom in the last 14 days, regardless of their nationality. This restriction is not applicable to Maldivian citizens who will instead undergo a 14-day quarantine. All inbound travellers, with the exemption of tourists, will be subject to a 14-
    day quarantine at designated facilities. Upon completion of quarantine, individuals wanting to return to their islands of residence may do so via daily cargo flights. Visa-on-arrival for all travellers arriving for less than 30 days is suspended. All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration Card and undergo screening. While Male airport is closed to commercial services, essential flights, such as medical evacuations, are allowed to operate. Several flights operate daily to deliver cargo from the capital to other islands. Cruise ships are also not allowed entry into the country. The authorities announced that Maldives borders may reopen in June, and tourism activities may recommence in October.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A Public Health Emergency is in place until 29 June.
    The curfew in the Greater Male’ area which includes Male’, Vilimale’ and Hulhumale’ has been extended for 14 days, effective from 12 June to 26 June. Entry and exit from the Greater Male’ area is also banned for the duration of this curfew. Under new restrictions, effective from 15th June onwards, no permits are required for movement within the Greater Male’ area from 5 am to 9.30 pm, after which movement is restricted to authorised personnel only.
    There are no travel restrictions between islands without Covid-19 cases. Travel to and from islands with confirmed Covid-19 cases are restricted. Public and mass gatherings have been banned, including parties, ceremonies, picnics, swimming, group sports, social events and gatherings of any size at people’s homes. Social distancing measures have been put in place and no gatherings of more than 3 people are allowed in any public space.
    Travel from and to resorts from all inhabited islands is suspended. All excursion activities (such as day trips to picnic islands, fishing and dolphin watching) from all islands, resorts, safaris and guesthouses are now banned across the country until further notice.
    Public spaces like parks or sports grounds are open with hand hygiene measures and washing stations in place.

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    26.06.2020
  • Maldives Maldives announced that it will be reopening its borders for international tourists from July 15 onwards. (India.com, 25.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Entry (including for transit purposes) will be denied to all foreign travellers with travel history to Bangladesh, mainland China (not including Hong Kong and Macao), France (Grand Est regions and Île-de-France), Germany (Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia), Iran, Italy, Malaysia, South Korea (North and South Gyeongsang province), Spain, Sri Lanka or United Kingdom in the last 14 days, regardless of their nationality. This restriction is not applicable to Maldivian citizens who will instead undergo a 14-day quarantine. All inbound travellers, with the exemption of tourists, will be subject to a 14-
    day quarantine at designated facilities. Upon completion of quarantine, individuals wanting to return to their islands of residence may do so via daily cargo flights. Visa-on-arrival for all travellers arriving for less than 30 days is suspended. All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration Card and undergo screening. While Male airport is closed to commercial services, essential flights, such as medical evacuations, are allowed to operate. Several flights operate daily to deliver cargo from the capital to other islands. Cruise ships are also not allowed entry into the country. The authorities announced that Maldives borders may reopen in June, and tourism activities may recommence in October.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A Public Health Emergency is in place until 29 June.
    The curfew in the Greater Male’ area which includes Male’, Vilimale’ and Hulhumale’ has been extended for 14 days, effective from 12 June to 26 June. Entry and exit from the Greater Male’ area is also banned for the duration of this curfew. Under new restrictions, effective from 15th June onwards, no permits are required for movement within the Greater Male’ area from 5 am to 9.30 pm, after which movement is restricted to authorised personnel only.
    There are no travel restrictions between islands without Covid-19 cases. Travel to and from islands with confirmed Covid-19 cases are restricted. Public and mass gatherings have been banned, including parties, ceremonies, picnics, swimming, group sports, social events and gatherings of any size at people’s homes. Social distancing measures have been put in place and no gatherings of more than 3 people are allowed in any public space.
    Travel from and to resorts from all inhabited islands is suspended. All excursion activities (such as day trips to picnic islands, fishing and dolphin watching) from all islands, resorts, safaris and guesthouses are now banned across the country until further notice.
    Public spaces like parks or sports grounds are open with hand hygiene measures and washing stations in place.

    Read more
    25.06.2020
  • Maldives The Maldives’ new plan to welcome tourists. While this plan was first shared a couple of weeks ago, no exact date was given for when the Maldives would welcome tourists. The Maldives plans to reopen to tourists as of July 15, 2020, and is arguably going from one extreme to the other.
    The Maldives:
    Won’t require visitors to apply for visas in advance (free 30 day tourist visas will be issued upon arrival)
    Won’t require a quarantine
    Won’t require testing on arrival
    Won’t require a minimum 14 night stay

    Maldives To Welcome Visitors As Of July 15 With Few Restrictions

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    23.06.2020
  • Maldives (CNN) — The Maldives is reopening to all visitors next month with no restrictions.
    A spokesperson for the tourism board has confirmed the Indian Ocean destination will welcome back tourists of all nationalities in July.
    While a previous draft proposal indicated travelers would need to present a medical certificate confirming proof of a negative Covid-19 test, the island nation is instead opting to allow tourists in without prior testing or a mandatory quarantine period.
    There are also no new visa requirements or additional fees.

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    14.06.2020
  • Maldives Zach Honig reports that the Maldives plans to welcome tourists as of July, but is going from one extreme to the other. The Maldives:

    • Won’t require visitors to apply for visas in advance
    • Won’t require a quarantine
    • Won’t require testing on arrival
    • Won’t require a minimum 14 night stay

    We’re still waiting to learn on exactly which date in July the country will open to tourists, and for that matter I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Maldives change its policy once again. Nonetheless that does seem to be the country’s plan as of now.

    Read more
    11.06.2020
  • Maldives 1. Velana Airport (MLE) is closed from 16:00 to 01:00.
    2. All visas on arrival are suspended.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a special permission granted by the Maldives government.
    3. Passengers traveling as tourists and airline crew who have been in Bangladesh, China (People’s Rep.), Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Spain, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom or in North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang Provinces in Korea (Rep.), Ile-de-France and Grand Est (regions of France) and Bavaria, North Rhine Westphalia and Baden-Wuerttemberg (regions of Germany) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the Maldives.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Maldives and their spouses.
    4. Nationals and residents of Maldives will be subject to 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Carriers intending to carry nationals of Maldives on inbound flights shall seek prior approval from relevant authorities.
    5. All passengers traveling to the Maldives for a purpose other than tourism will be quarantined for 14 days at a place designated by the Government.
    6. A completed “Health Declaration Card” and an “Immigration Arrival Card” must be presented upon arrival.
    7. Airline crew are subject to thermal scanning at the airport. Layover is only allowed upon pre-approval from government.

    International restrictions:

    Entry (including for transit purposes) will be denied to all foreign travellers with travel history to Bangladesh, mainland China (not including Hong Kong and Macao), France (Grand Est regions and Île-de-France), Germany (Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia), Iran, Italy, Malaysia, South Korea (North and South Gyeongsang province), Spain, Sri Lanka or United Kingdom in the last 14 days, regardless of their nationality. This restriction is not applicable to Maldivian citizens who will instead undergo a 14-day quarantine. All inbound travellers, with the exemption of tourists, will be subject to a 14-
    day quarantine at designated facilities. Upon completion of quarantine, individuals wanting to return to their islands of residence may do so via daily cargo flights. Visa-on-arrival for all travellers arriving for less than 30 days is suspended. All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration Card and
    undergo screening. While Male airport is closed to commercial services, essential flights, such as medical evacuations, are allowed to operate. Several flights operate daily to deliver cargo from the capital to other islands. Cruise ships are also not allowed entry into the country. The authorities announced that Maldives borders may reopen in June, and tourism activities may recommence in October.

    Internal restrictions:

    Inter-island travel is banned (except for cargo supplies). National airline Maldivian has suspended domestic flights indefinitely while all other public transport has been banned. A public health emergency is in place until 30 May. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has imposed a lockdown on Male City
    until at least 28 May. Under this lockdown: No one is allowed on the streets of Hulhumale, Male and Vilimale; Public transportation between these areas has been stopped; No one is allowed to enter or exit Gulhifalhu, Hulhumale, Male, Thilafushi and Villimale; Only the authorities, healthcare professionals and persons holding a pass issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) are exempt from these measures; Those violating this lockdown will be quarantined at a facility for 14-days. All public gatherings and recreational activities, including swimming, are banned across the country. All mass prayers in mosques across Maldives are suspended until further notice. Islands with confirmed cases are subject to enhanced monitoring. Tourist hotels in densely populated areas of Male have been ordered to close, while guesthouses and city hotels on inhabited islands are also currently shut.

    Read more
    01.06.2020
  • Maldives Maldives may reopen to tourists on July 1. The Telegraph, which uses Ali Wahed, the Minister of Tourism of the Maldives, as a source. He has outlined a plan to welcome back tourists as of July 1, 2020, when commercial flights to the country are scheduled to resume

    The Maldives’ unprecedented restrictions
    The Maldives has presented what’s perhaps the most comprehensive and arguably over-the-top plan to ensure “safe” tourism. I think this plan makes tourism to the Maldives incredibly safe, but the question is whether the restrictions are so severe as to prevent most people from wanting to visit.

    With this proposed plan, what restrictions would visitors to the Maldives face?

    Travelers would have to apply for a tourist visa in advance, at a cost of $100 (previously many countries didn’t require any visas)
    Visas would only be granted to those who have a confirmed booking for a minimum of 14 nights, as well as travel insurance
    Travelers would need to submit either a negative antigen test or a positive antibody test, up to a week before arrival
    Travelers would have to pay $100 for an additional PCR antigen test upon arrival in Male
    Guests would need to be confined to their quarters until their test results are reported, which would take from three to 12 hours

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    29.05.2020
  • Maldives Maldives may reopen to tourists on July 1. The Telegraph, Ali Wahed, the Minister of Tourism of the Maldives, as a source. He has outlined a plan to welcome back tourists as of July 1, 2020, when commercial flights to the country are scheduled to resume

    The Maldives’ unprecedented restrictions
    The Maldives has presented what’s perhaps the most comprehensive and arguably over-the-top plan to ensure “safe” tourism. I think this plan makes tourism to the Maldives incredibly safe, but the question is whether the restrictions are so severe as to prevent most people from wanting to visit.

    With this proposed plan, what restrictions would visitors to the Maldives face?

    Travelers would have to apply for a tourist visa in advance, at a cost of $100 (previously many countries didn’t require any visas)
    Visas would only be granted to those who have a confirmed booking for a minimum of 14 nights, as well as travel insurance
    Travelers would need to submit either a negative antigen test or a positive antibody test, up to a week before arrival
    Travelers would have to pay $100 for an additional PCR antigen test upon arrival in Male
    Guests would need to be confined to their quarters until their test results are reported, which would take from three to 12 hours

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    29.05.2020
  • Maldives The Maldives has restricted the entry of all travelers who are tourists or airline crew who have been in Bangladesh, China, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Spain, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, or in North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang Provinces in South Korea, Ile-de-France and Grand Est (regions of France), and Bavaria, North Rhine Westphalia, and Baden-Wuerttemberg (regions of Germany) in the past 14 days. All visas on arrival are suspended. Nationals of the Maldives and their spouses may still enter the country; they will be subject to 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Carriers intending to carry nationals of Maldives on inbound flights must seek prior approval from relevant authorities. All travelers arriving in the Maldives for a purpose other than tourism will be quarantined for 14 days at a place designated by the government. All travelers must present a completed “”Health Declaration Card”” and an “”Immigration Arrival Card” upon arrival. Velana Airport (MLE) is closed, and is only available for medevac, humanitarian, or non-scheduled flights with minimum 3 hours prior notice and approval.

    International restrictions:

    Entry (including for transit purposes) will be denied to all foreign travellers with travel history to Bangladesh, mainland China (not including Hong Kong and Macao), France (Grand Est regions and Île-de-France), Germany (Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia), Iran, Italy, Malaysia, South Korea (North and South Gyeongsang province), Spain, Sri Lanka or United Kingdom in the last 14 days, regardless of their nationality. This restriction is not applicable to Maldivian citizens who will instead undergo a 14-day quarantine. All inbound travellers, with the exemption of tourists, will be subject to a 14- day quarantine at designated facilities. Upon completion of quarantine, individuals wanting to return to their islands of residence may do so via daily cargo flights. Visa-on-arrival for all travellers arriving for less than 30 days is suspended. All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration Card and undergo screening. While Male airport is closed to commercial services, essential flights, such as medical evacuations, are allowed to operate. Several flights operate daily to deliver cargo from the capital to other islands. Cruise ships are also not allowed entry into the country. The authorities announced that Maldives borders may reopen in June, and tourism activities may recommence in October.

    Internal restrictions:

    Inter-island travel is banned (except for cargo supplies). National airline Maldivian has suspended domestic flights indefinitely while all other public transport has been banned. A public health emergency is in place until 30 May. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has imposed a lockdown on Male City until at least 28 May. Under this lockdown: No one is allowed on the streets of Hulhumale, Male and Vilimale; Public transportation between these areas has been stopped; No one is allowed to enter or exit Gulhifalhu, Hulhumale, Male, Thilafushi and Villimale; Only the authorities, healthcare professionals and persons holding a pass issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) are exempt from these measures; Those violating this lockdown will be quarantined at a facility for 14-days. All public gatherings and recreational activities, including swimming, are banned across the country. All mass prayers in mosques across Maldives are suspended until further notice. Islands with confirmed cases are subject to enhanced monitoring. Tourist hotels in densely populated areas of Male have been ordered to close, while guesthouses and city hotels on inhabited islands are also currently shut.

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    26.05.2020
  • Maldives 1. Velana Airport (MLE) is closed every day from 16:00 to 01:00.
    2. All visas on arrival are suspended.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a special permission granted by the Maldives government.
    3. Passengers traveling as tourists and airline crew who have been in Bangladesh, China (People’s Rep.), Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Spain, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom or in North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang Provinces in Korea (Rep.), Ile-de-France and Grand Est (regions of France) and Bavaria, North Rhine Westphalia and Baden-Wuerttemberg (regions of Germany) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the Maldives.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Maldives and their spouses.
    4. Nationals and residents of Maldives will be subject to 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Carriers intending to carry nationals of Maldives on inbound flights shall seek prior approval from relevant authorities.
    5. All passengers traveling to the Maldives for a purpose other than tourism will be quarantined for 14 days at a place designated by the Government.
    6. A completed “Health Declaration Card” and an “Immigration Arrival Card” must be presented upon arrival.

    Internal restrictions:

    Inter-island travel is banned (except for cargo supplies).
    National airline Maldivian has suspended domestic flights indefinitely while all other public transport has been banned.
    A public health emergency is in place until 30 May.
    The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has imposed a lockdown on Male City until at least 14 May. Under this lockdown:
    No one is allowed on the streets of Hulhumale, Male and Vilimale;
    Public transportation between these areas has been stopped;
    No one is allowed to enter or exit Gulhifalhu, Hulhumale, Male, Thilafushi and Villimale;
    Only the authorities, healthcare professionals and persons holding a pass issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) are exempt from these measures;
    Those violating this lockdown will be quarantined at a facility for 14-days.
    A two week curfew has been extended until 14 May in the Greater Male’ area, including Vilimale and Hulhumale.
    All public gatherings and recreational activities, including swimming, are banned across the country. All mass prayers in mosques across Maldives are suspended until further notice.
    All islands with suspected cases are on lockdown until test results of the involved persons are received. The government’s main hospital, Indira Gandhi Memorial hospital, has suspended visitation rights to the hospital, barring exceptions such as guardians to patients.
    All foreign travellers are barred from checking-in into all Guest Houses and City Hotels operating in Male City (Male, Hulhumale, Villimale). Travellers who are already in hotels will be allowed to stay for the duration for their booking.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Ministry of Health/
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