TRAVEL TO THE MALDIVES IS NOW POSSIBLE AND THE COUNTRY IS ON THE REST OF THE WORLD TRAVEL LIST SINCE THE 4TH OCTOBER 21
Citizens returning from the Maldives to the UK do not need to carry out a pre-departure test from Monday 4th October, but will need to take a day 2 PCR test on their return to the UK. Add the PCR test booking reference number to their UK passenger locator form which should be completed 48 hours prior to departure to the UK.
From 24 October the PCR test on day 2 has been changed to a Lateral Flow test. Add the lateral flow test booking reference number to their UK passenger locator form which should be completed 48 hours prior to departure to the UK.
All tourists travelling to the Maldives irrelevant of vaccination status are required to provide proof of a negative PCR test on arrival in the Maldives, and this test should be no older than 96 hours prior to your first departure point to the Maldives. Airlines have their own rules with some insisting on a negative test 72 hours prior to your departure to the Maldives. We would therefore strongly recommend you follow the most restrictive rule and obtain your negative Covid test no older than 72 hours prior to your first departure point to the Maldives. All travellers aged 1 year or over must have a PCR test.
Split stays in resort islands are now possible, but a negative PCR test taken locally must be provided 24-48 hours prior to moving between islands and with the approval of the islands you are wishing to visit. PCR tests can be arranged on island at your own cost.
All travellers must complete an online health declaration form 24 hours prior to departure to and from the Maldives. This can be accessed via:
Government Laws and local restrictions regarding country entry requirements are continually changing. Always check the embassy’s website for the country you wish to visit and remember to check countries you’re due to transit through as well as your destination.