Inbound travelers can now enter the Maldives if they hold a negative PCR test result with a sample taken within 92 hours prior to departure.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) earlier said a negative PCR test result with a sample taken within 72 hours prior to departure from the first port of embarkation is necessary to enter the Maldives. However, the agency has now revised the validity period of the PCR test to 96 hours prior to departure from the first port of embarkation. The change came into effect on Wednesday.
Those who have recovered from COVID-19 can travel without quarantine if 60 days have not passed since their sample tested positive. The same leniency is applicable for those who have completed the full doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine doses are considered as completed if 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of the vaccine. Children accompanying individuals who fall under both categories can also travel without quarantine. However, the children must undergo a PCR test between 5 and 7 days after arriving in the Maldives.
Those who are not eligible for the leniencies will be required to complete a 14-day quarantine, and will be released from quarantine only after a PCR test is taken and it comes back negative.