FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What would you need ?
- Do I need to present the Covid-19 test result?
Effective from March 5th, 2022, vaccinated travelers are NO LONGER required to present a PCR test result upon arrival to the Maldives. However, unvaccinated travelers should hold a valid negative PCR test result with a sample taken at most 96 hours prior to the first port of embarkation, en-route to the Maldives. Children below the age of 1 (one) year are exempted.
The sample for the said test must be taken not more than 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation en route to Maldives.
- How can I submit the negative Covid-19 test result?
The negative Covid-19 PCR test result must be attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form, which has to be submitted online by all arriving passengers prior to arrival (but not exceeding 48 hours before arrival time), via IMUGA.
- Do I have to make a booking before I come for my holiday?
Yes! You must have a confirmed booking at a registered tourist facility. Click here to check all the requirements.
- Do I need pre approval for visa to visit as a tourist?
Maldives Immigration issues on-arrival visas to all tourists if the entry requirements are complied.
- What is the process for completing the Traveler Health Declaration Form?
Traveller Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in and submitted by all travelers travelling to and from Maldives, within 24 hours prior to their travel.
You may submit the form electronically via IMUGA.
- Is it required to test for COVID-19 on arrival?
No. Only those who have COVID-19 like symptoms, such as a temperature above 38 degrees celsius, coughing or sneezing, will be tested for COVID-19.
Persons who have a history of contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days and/or persons who have fever or respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat, shortness of breath within the past 14 days should not travel to the Maldives.
- Can I visit different tourist establishments while on holiday?
Yes, tourists are allowed to travel from one resort to another, from one guesthouse to another and from a resort to a tourist guesthouse and vice versa.
For approval of inter-island travels, you have to get approval from Ministry of Tourism via [email protected].