The Ministry of Tourism has now expanded the negative PCR test legitimacy time from inside 72 hours to inside 96 hours before vacationers takeoff to Maldives. This was a choice made by the Ministry of Tourism to ease go limitations to Maldives, viable from fifteenth October 2020 onwards. Guesthouses returned around the same time and will be working under exacting security rules, including required public cover wear in islands where guesthouses continue tasks.

With the new change, PCR test results will be acknowledged whether the time period between the planned season of takeoff from the principal port of embarkation on the way to the Maldives and the hour of inspecting doesn’t surpass 96 hours.

Then again, if the traveler makes a travel during the excursion, the underlying PCR test will be legitimate if the travel time doesn’t surpass 24 hours. Henceforth, if a traveler makes a travel surpassing 24 hours, the traveler must recurrent the PCR test, inside 96 hours preceding embarkation at the port of travel.

The PCR test archive containing the test outcome should express the name of the traveler (name as in identification), name and address of the testing research center, sort of test expressed as PCR test, date of inspecting and test outcome.

The accompanying classes require negative outcome PCR test, before section into the Maldives:

All Tourists

Uncommon Visa holders whose term of remain in the Maldives is as long as seven days

Business visa holders whose length of remain in the Maldives is as long as seven days

Unfamiliar negotiators and their going with relatives

Carrier/airplane team, if the travel remain in the Maldives is orchestrated in a convenience other than an assigned travel office or if their stay surpass seven days

Team of boats who show up via air to sign onto a boat

Aside from the previously mentioned travelers, others are needed to go through obligatory home isolate (in their place of residency or labor) for 14 days after appearance to the Maldives.

Furthermore, all showing up travelers and carrier group should finish and present the online Traveler Health Declaration structure accessible from “Imuga” Portal, (https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/) inside 24 hours before their flight to the Maldives. Travelers who are needed to introduce PCR test results on appearance ought to join it while finishing the online Traveler Health Declaration structure.

All showing up travelers and carrier team should answer to the Immigration counter on the off chance that they have respiratory side effects or report legitimately to the International Border Health counter.