India to lift travel quarantine rules for Maldivians

Maldivians traveling to India will no longer have to quarantine upon arrival, effective from February 14.

When the COVID-19 virus' new variant, Omicron, began spreading in India, the Indian government updated its COVID-19 guidelines such that arrivals are required to complete a seven-day quarantine. The new policy came into effect on January 11, and the Maldives was among the list of countries on which the restrictions were applicable.

However, an official from the Indian High Commission in the Maldives Friday said Maldivians would not have to quarantine as of February 14.

Many Maldivians frequently travel to India for medicine, tourism, education, and business.