Italy green lights quarantine free travel to the Maldives

Emlpoyees of Velaa Private Island | Photo: Maldives Insider.

Milan, Italy – Italy on Tuesday added the Maldives to the list of countries that travellers do not require quarantine upon arrival or return.

Italy’s Health Ministry said that travellers from Italy will be able to travel to six destinations outside of Europe without quarantine requirements. The Ministry has implemented “controlled tourist itineraries” for the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Egypt (but only Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam), Dominican Republic and Aruba.

Travellers are required to carry “Green Pass” indicating Covid-19 immunity; via vaccination or previous infection.

In addition, travellers must also do a Covid-19 test with a negative result at least 48 hours prior to departure and before arrival in Italy to be allowed quarantine free travel.

The Maldives is part of an experimental COVID-free tourist corridor implemented in time for the winter holiday season.