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The Maldives restarts tourism from 15th July 2020


The Maldives will restart tourism and reopen borders for visitors from all nationalities from 15th July 2020. Tourists travelling to the Maldives will be provided a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival.

Confirmed booking in a tourist establishment registered with the Ministry of Tourism, prior to travelling to the Maldives is mandatory. Tourist resorts, liveaboard vessels are open for bookings starting from July 15, 2020.

Regular official updates on travel to the Maldives are provided on the websites of the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives.

Guideline for Restarting Tourism in Maldives

The Guideline for Restarting Tourism in Maldives sets out the standards which have to be met by all stakeholders in order to reopen the border and welcome back visitors into the country.

Entry to the Maldives: Tourists will not be subject to any quarantine measures upon arrival to the Maldives. Tourists will not be required to submit any medical test results for entry to the Maldives. However, travellers presenting with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveller’s cost. Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travellers. A health declaration card will be required as part of the on-arrival procedure.

Departure from the Maldives: Testing services are available in Maldives for tourists who require COVID-19 test results to return to their countries of origin or another destination. 

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