Before travelling, we advice all passengers to obtain comprehensive COVID-19 insurance which will cover all overseas medical costs, including medical evacuation, repatriation of remains and legal costs. Please be mindful to check any exclusions and, in particular, that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake. 


A
rrival Passengers 

  • Tourists arriving at the Velana International Airport will be provided 30 days on arrival Tourist Visa at the airport. Tourists are not subjected to any quarantine measures upon entering to the Maldives. However, tourists must have hotel reservation confirmation to stay from a certified tourist facility in the Maldives.
  • All arriving passengers, including tourists and other visitors (traveling for short-term or official purposes and not subjected to 14 days quarantine), must present COVID-19 Negative PCR Test Result. The PCR result should be issued not more than 96hrs before departure, continuing the first port of embarkation reroutes to the Maldives. The document containing the result must clearly show the laboratory’s name and address, the result, date of testing, and the issuing officer’s name and signature. Possession of a PCR Negative result does not preclude the authorities subjecting such passengers to screening or any other surveillance measures at the airport.
  • Please be informed that infants aged less than one-year-old are exempted from the aforementioned testing requirement.
  • Expatriates traveling to the Maldives shall hold a valid visa issued by Maldives Immigration.
  • All arrival passengers should complete the online Health Declaration form before arrival. (But not exceed 24hours before arrival time.)
  • All arrival passengers at Velana International Airport should report the Immigration counter if they have a fever, runny nose, cough, or breathing difficulties or report directly to the International Border Health Counter at the airport.
  • If a passenger develops any of COVID-19 symptoms or exposure to COVID -19 on arrival to the Maldives, he/she will need to undergo a PCR test. If you are travelling in a group, all members of the group must undergo testing.
  • All arrival passengers are required to wear facemask following applicable health guidelines. It is highly recommended for passengers always to have an extra mask when they travel.
  • All arrival passengers must follow and cooperate with the measures taken in the airport, such as maintaining physical distancing.

Departure Passengers 

  • All the departure passengers must have the full health requirements for the country they are traveling. Departure passengers must carry the required test result with them when they are arriving at the departure Check-In Counter.
  • Please be informed that infants aged less than one-year-old are exempted from the aforementioned testing requirement.
  • All departure passengers must complete the online Health Declaration form, and this must be filled before the time of departure (But not exceed 24hours before arrival time.)
  • As per border health and aviation procedure, passengers having fever, cough, or shortness of breath or a history of contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID 19 within the past 14 days are advised not to travel to the Maldives or present themselves at VIA.
  • All the passengers are required to wear facemask all the time following applicable health guidelines. It is highly recommended that passengers take an extra mask when they travel.
  • Passengers must follow and cooperate with the preventive measures taken at the airport, such as maintain physical distancing.
  • Entry regulations and COVID-19 restrictions may change at short notice, you are strongly encouraged to monitor official government sources. See the links below for further information:
  • Maldives Immigration
  • Maldives Ministry of Tourism
  • Maldives Ministry of Health