As a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19, entry is temporarily suspended for tourists originating from South Asian countries, effective from 13th May 2021. With this change, all categories of visa holders originating from South Asian countries are now temporarily restricted to enter Maldives, until further notice.
As such, these restrictions apply to travelers originating from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Additionally, this also applies to travelers transited in South Asian countries for the past 14 days.
However, healthcare professionals with valid work permits are exempted from this. Healthcare professionals are required to hold a PCR negative result with a sample taken 96 hours prior to their departure to the Maldives and undergo home quarantine for 14 days. They also require a negative PCR test result before they are released from quarantine.
Moreover, all inbound travelers from other countries/regions are obliged to hold a PCR negative result with a sample taken 96 hours prior to their departure from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives, effective from 3rd May 2021, even if vaccinated.