The Maldives islands have been opened to all international tourists from July 2020. There are little restrictions on movement in the Maldives for tourists and there is no quarantine on arrival for any tourists according to the government.
Screening on arrival
Maldives reopened its borders on 15 July.
Effective from 16 December, all visitors must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival to Maldives. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 96 hours prior to departure. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.
All passengers and airline crew need to complete an Immigration Arrival Card when arriving in the Maldives.
Temperature checks and screening procedures will be in place on arrival. Quarantine facilities have been set up to isolate any suspected cases of COVID-19. Travellers presenting symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveller’s cost or at the cost of the tourist facility where the traveller is booked to stay in the Maldives. Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travellers.
All non-tourist passengers travelling from the UK (includes 12-hour transit) to the Maldives (such as residents, work visa holders and returning students) need to self-isolate for 10 days and register on the Haalubelun portal. During the 10 day quarantine period, visitors must also get tested for Covid-19 after 5 days and again after 10 days.
These requirements do not apply to tourists and the government has said it has no plans to quarantine tourists on arrival.
To view more information on travel advice, visit the British travel advice website: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/maldives/entry-requirements