FAQ for work-visa holders

Which categories of travelers are exempt from pre-arrival PCR test requirements?

All travelers must carry a negative PCT test result during arrival.

What kind of tests will be done at the airport?

All visitors will undergo non-intrusive temperature checks and screening on arrival to the Maldives.

You may also be chosen for a random COVID-19 PCR test by Maldivian Health Authorities. This is a voluntary test.

Will I have to pay if I get chosen for random testing?

No, the Maldives government will bear any cost for random testing.

What is the process for filling the Traveler Health Declaration form?

Traveller Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in and submitted by all travelers travelling to and from Maldives, within 24 hours prior to their travel.

You may submit the form electronically via http://imuga.immigration.gov.mv 

Is there mandatory quarantine on arrival to Maldives?

Yes.

Maldivians and expatriate workers coming from other countries will have to follow mandatory quarantine for 10 days and will have to test for COVID-19, at the end of the quarantine period. (Quarantine period was last revised on 4th December 2020)

Is home quarantine mandatory for work-visa holders arriving from abroad to work in resorts?

Yes.

Expatriate resort workers who travel directly to the resort after arriving in Maldives must undergo a mandatory quarantine period of 10 days in the resort followed by PCR testing for COVID-19. (Quarantine period was last revised on 4th December 2020)

Do I have to wear a mask at the airport?

Yes.

All tourists are required to wear facemasks at the airport, during domestic travel and in all enclosed public spaces.

How will I know the physical distancing practices to follow at the airport?

All physical distancing guidelines are clearly marked with visible distance information and floor markings in passenger terminals.

Hand sanitization and hygiene facilities are also available throughout the airport.

Is movement between islands allowed?

Movements from islands with COVID-19 to other islands are allowed but with the mandatory quarantine at the destination island. Movements between non COVID-19 islands are allowed, however movements from resorts to other islands, including Male’ are restricted.

Do you have to test for COVID-19 before exiting the Maldives?

It is the responsibility of the visitor, to ascertain whether such tests are mandatory by their transit or final destination and arrange for the tests, which can be facilitated by the tourist establishments and employers.


Useful Links

Here are some useful links for updated information on the COVID-19 situation in the Maldives.

Latest COVID-19 updates: https://covid19.health.gov.mv/en/

Maldives COVID-19 Dashboard:  https://covid19.health.gov.mv/dashboard/