Maldives cancels arrival & departure PCR testing for all travellers

Tourists arriving at Velana Airport | Photo: Raajjemv

Malé, Maldives – The Maldives Immigration released a statement today revoking PCR tests for all travellers in the Maldives including non-vaccinated travellers.

With regard to the revoking of the Covid-19 Pandemic Public Health Emergency on 13 March 2022, the Maldives Immigration has updated travel guidelines.

  • PCR result is not mandatory during arrival and departure. This applies to unvaccinated travelers as well.
  • Travel-related quarantine is not required by any traveler. However, except the arriving tourists and Maldivians (residing in the Maldives) to the Maldives, other travelers are advised to do a PCR test between the 3rd and 5th day of arrival.

All arriving and departing passengers via airports and seaports are required to complete the Traveler Health Declaration form within 48 hours of the flight time.

The Maldives has also updated Covid-19 control measures. Face masks are no longer mandatory in islands without outbreaks.

Even as measures are eased, symptomatic people will be tested; positive cases will be isolated and direct contacts will still observe quarantine.