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the Maldives Travel Restrictions

71.71% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 71.38% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter the Maldives.
Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter the Maldives with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the Maldives for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


the Maldives entry details and exceptions

Travelers going to and from Maldives must fill in a Traveller Health Declaration (THD) within 24 hours prior to entry and from leaving the country.

Individuals who will visit the country as tourists must have a confirmed booking at a registered tourist facility during their entire stay.


Outgoing travel to the MaldivesTravelling from the United Kingdom to the Maldives

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departing to the Maldives.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a negative result of PCR taken 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point to Maldives.

Children who are 1 year old and below are exempt from the test requirement

Travelers will also need to present a negative result of PCR test 72 hours prior to checking-out at their guesthouse.

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Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for days upon entering the Maldives.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated Maldivians and work permit holders are required to complete the 14-day quarantine period. However, Work-Permit holders from South Asian Countries will need to undergo PCR testing within 48-72 hours of arrival and at the end of their quarantine period.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be filled out within 24 hours before arriving in Maldives and prior to leaving the country.

Approved Accommodation

List of approved accommodation in Maldives


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from the Maldives

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Maldives must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test (a PCR test, a LAMP test or an antigen test, such as an LFD (lateral flow device) test) taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date. If a traveler is changing flight, the test should be taken in the 3 days of the final departure point to UK.

The test result must be in either English, French or Spanish. Translations will not be accepted.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) and children who are 0-10 years old going to England (0-11 years old for children going to Wales, Scotland and NI) are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Maldives will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

All travelers including vaccinated individuals who are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Maldives

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

FAQs

  • Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter the Maldives with a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter the Maldives.

  • Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter the Maldives with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter the Maldives.

  • Travelers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travelers from the United Kingdom are required to isolate for days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in the Maldives is required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in the Maldives are closed. Bars in the Maldives are closed.