FAQ For Travellers

Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

We want to make your travel to the Maldives as straightforward, but as safe as possible. Please read through the questions below carefully. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Common Questions and Answers

We hope that we have covered most of the answers to the common question for you. If there is any other question please send it to us via the form and we will be happy to answer your questions as always.

Q: If I am experiencing respiratory symptoms or fever, can I still travel to the Maldives?

Ans. It would be best if you reconsidered traveling, you may cancel up to 96hrs prior to arrival or change dates for when you are well again.

Q: Do I need a reservation before arriving in the Maldives?

Ans. Yes, a confirmed reservation is required in at least ONE property prior to arrival to the Maldives!! This confirmation must be shown at immigration!

Q: Can I book split-stay bookings in the Maldives?

Ans. Yes. Guest can have Split stay during your holiday in the Maldives.
Every time you travel from one property to another, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) requires your current property to submit a travel request form 48 hours prior to departure.
Guests will only be allowed to travel between properties if both properties do not have reported, suspected, or an isolated case of Covid-19 .
Guests must inform details of their split stay bookings to Grand Beach before they travel. Please check with your insurance company if you are covered if any of your split stay plans are disrupted.

Q: Do I need travel insurance to travel to the Maldives?

Ans.  It is strongly advisable to take out comprehensive travel insurance to prepare for unforeseen situations.
Maldives Allied Insurance Company has introduced Covid-19 Travel Insurance that covers tourists for specific expenses they may incur due to a positive diagnosis of Covid-19 while on holiday in the Maldives.
https://myallied.mv/type/inbound-allied/new

Q: Do I need a Covid-19 RT-PCR test before arriving in the Maldives?

Ans. Yes. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) of Maldives mandates that with effect from September 10 2020, all tourists and short-term visitors must present a Negative PCR certificate on arrival to the Maldives. The PCR Test must be conducted within a maximum of 96 hours prior to departure.

Do I need to apply for a visa before arriving in the Maldives?

Ans. No, a visa on arrival will be issued for 30 days at no cost.

Q: What do I need to get the visa on arrival to the Maldives?

Ans. All visitors traveling to and from the Maldives are required to submit a self-declarative health declaration online via imuga.immigration.gov.mv, 24 hours prior to their travel. Guests must also have a confirmed reservation at a tourist property and emergency contact details must be provided.

Q: What checks will be done on arrival at the airport?

Ans. Thermal imaging equipment is in the arrival hall, masks must be worn, and physical distancing observed, hand hygiene use of hand sanitizer is mandatory, and it is recommended to download the contact tracing app “TraceEkee”.

Q. Will I have to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on arrival?

Ans. All arrivals exhibiting symptoms will need to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR at their own cost. Maldives border authorities will take random tests at no charge.

Q. What will happen if I test positive for COVID-19?

Ans. Health Protection Agency (HPA) guidelines must be followed. Isolation at the Guesthouse Island for 14 days is mandatory for anyone testing positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing will identify those who also need to be tested. All close contacts will have to undergo quarantine for 14 days at the Guesthouse Island and PCR tested prior to been released from quarantine at their own cost.
The Island Health Center/Flue Clinic will provide primary care whilst guests are in isolation, should the symptoms require clinical care, this will be arranged.
Please note there will be expenses to be paid for any period in isolation, please check with your insurance company if you are covered.

Q. Do I need a COVID-19 RT-PCR test before departure from Maldives?

Ans. Yes. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) of Maldives mandates all the guests departing from guesthouse island undergo a test 72 hours prior to their international flight departure from the Maldives!!

  • Each PCR Test will be done through our well trained medical team on our island Health Centre/Flu Clinic and results will be received before departure.
  • Reservations for PCR testing should be made 4 days prior to departure from Guesthouse
  • Price: USD 100.00 per person

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