Male’, Maldives – Tourism Minister of Maldives, Dr. Abdullah Mausoom stated that he has officially received no information of making tourists go through quarantine period, however, noted that quarantine will be made mandatory for tourists as well when necessary.
Responding to a question over the allegations which have recently come to light that Indians had been traveling to the Maldives under the pretense of ‘tourists’ just to undergo a quarantine period, Minister Mausoom stated that he did not officially receive any such complaints. However, mentioned that the decision for tourists to follow this could be due to he changes they bring about to their travel plans.
Tourists are not supposed to undergo quarantine if they present a negative PCR test upon their arrival to the Maldives. If they are – it is likely that this is due to the changes brought to their travel plans in order to travel to another country, without having to quarantine in that country. This is to meet the travel requirements of such a countryTourism Minister of Maldives, Dr. Abdullah Mausoom
Minister Mausoom further stated that if the Covid-19 situation in Maldives calls for the tourists to quarantine, then quarantine will be made mandatory for tourists as well. Currently, tourists are only mandated to quarantine if they are identified as direct contact or if they test positive for Covid-19.