To encourage and allow tourists to experience more than one resort in Maldives and to enable longer stays in Maldives during their holidays, the Ministry of Tourism in consultation with the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has introduced facilitation of “Split Stay” between resorts. The decision was made at the Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC).
“Split Stays” are permitted between resorts that meet all compulsory requirements under the ‘split stay guideline’ approved by HPA. Requests for approval of these “Split Stays” should be submitted to the Ministry of Tourism two days prior to the travelling date.
Previously, tourists were permitted to enter the country without observing quarantine, provided that they remain at the establishment where initial bookings were made, precluding any movement between islands or liveaboards throughout the duration of their stay.
Tourists arriving in Maldives are required to submit an online health declaration form 24 hours prior to departure and also a negative PCR test 72 hours before departure to Maldives. Additionally, they must observe social distancing measures and wear face masks in accordance with HPA regulations. While all passengers will undergo thermal screening, individuals with high temperatures, breathing difficulties or other symptoms will be referred to the airport clinic.