Maldives travel restrictions




Startingfrom 27 April 2021:


-           Passengerstravelling from lndia and transit passengers who have stayed in lndia for morethan 24 hours are required to present a PCR negative result that is obtainedwithin 96 hours from the first port of embarkation.


-           The localhealth authority will randomly invite arriving passengers to undergo COVID-19test as part of its surveillance programme.


Startingfrom 20 April 2021:


-           Visa-on-arrivalwill be granted for tourists who can present confirmation of hotel roomreservation for the entire stay.


-           Allpassengers are required to complete the online health declaration form within 24 hours before their departure to the Maldives.


-           Allpassengers (except children aged one or below) are required to hold either aCOVID-19 negative test result taken within 96 hours before departure, orCOVID-19 vaccination certificate in paper / electronic format showing thecompletion of prescribed doses at least 14 days before departure.


Thefollowing measures are effective from 16 December 2020:


Startingfrom 4 January 2021, all passengers (regardless of nationals)arriving Maldives who are students enrolled in schools, collegesand universities must observe a mandatory 10 days quarantine periodand will be released after a PCR negative result.

Maldivian citizens and persons holding work visa arriving internationally :  


- Musthave a PCR negative result that was obtained within 96 hours from the firstport of embarkation. Exceptions apply for children below the age of 1.


- Iftravelling to Greater Malé Area, there is no mandatory homequarantine, but it is recommended to self-isolate at home for 10days and wear a mask at all times.


- Iftravelling to other than Greater Malé Area, a mandatory 10days quarantine period must be observed. Release from quarantine willbe upon producing a PCR negative result after quarantine period.


- Thoseemployed in the health sector, education sector or at state managed welfareinstitutions with shelter facilities must observe a mandatory 10 daysquarantine period and will be released after a PCR negative result.


- Maldivians arriving withouta PCR negative result, must stay at home quarantine until a PCR negativeresult is obtained.


Personstravelling to resorts for short period of work(less than 5days) or as local tourists:

- Musthave a PCR negative test result that was obtained no more than 72 hours by thetime of departure. Exceptions apply for children below the age of 1.


- Accommodationand food must be arranged separately from the resort staff.

- HPAguidelines must be adhered to at all times.


- Mandatory10 days quarantine must be observed if travelling to islandsother than Greater Malé Area after staying at the resort.



PCRnegative result is not required when travelling fromGreater Malé area to other inhabited islands for a shortduration if this is to provide an essential service. Actionwill be taken against those not adhering to the guidelines set by HPA.


All Maldivian citizens and visa holders (except for tourists) travelling to Maldives from the UK (stayed in the UK for the least 14 days or have transited for more than 12 hours in the UK) must observe a mandatory 10 days home quarantine. These travellers must take a COVID-19 PCR test after the 5th and 10th day of quarantine. 

Hong Kong Airlines staff will performdocument checks at the airport to confirm if passengers are eligible to travelto destinations with restrictions in place. Passengers without checked baggageand holding mobile or self-print boarding passes will be subject to documentcheck before boarding.


Passengers will also be asked todeclare their travel history tohelp us ensure eligibility to travel.


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