As the COVID-19 outbreak worsens in India, temporary prevention and control measures are implemented for those travelling to and from India effective Immediately, until further notice.
- Passengers travelling from India and arriving in the Maldives, including travelers exceeding 24 hours transit periods, are required to produce a negative PCR test result from a sample obtained at least 96 hours prior to departure. The restriction also applies for tourists who have completed the COVID-19 vaccination.
- All tourists who had arrived from India and are travelling back to India after their stay in the Maldives are mandated to do a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours prior to their departure from Maldives.
- Indian travelers arriving in the Maldives are restricted from staying at guesthouses and hotels located in local inhabited islands. The restriction does not apply to resorts and liveaboards.
- Maldivian citizens and work visa holders are required to do a PCR test within 24hrs of arrival and undergo a mandatory quarantine of 10 days upon arrival in the Maldives.