Frequently asked Questions (FAQ’s)

1. RT PCR test results taken 72hrs prior to the departure to Maldives.

2. 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 IMUGA. (https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/)

Yes. Vaccination is mandatory to attend the conference.

RT PCR test results taken 72hrs prior to the departure to Maldives is valid for entering Maldives.

At present, the Maldives is open to visitors from all other destinations, as long as they have proof of a negative Covid test. Travelers from the UK are currently subject to a 10-day quarantine.

Yes. On arrival Visa is available for Indians. And other requirements;

  • A passport or a travel document with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) with at least 1 months validity.
  • A pre-paid hotel booking/accommodation.
  • Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Maldives.
  • Confirmed onward/return tickets to home country or to country of residence (not applicable for valid resident permit holders).
  • Entry facilities to their onward destinations; for example, the visa.
  • 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 IMUGA.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable. Click here to check the Yellow Fever endemic countries.
  • COVID-19 negative PCR test result, attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form (sample taken 72 hours prior to departure to Maldives, counting from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives).

No. Only those who have COVID-19 like symptoms, such as a temperature above 38 degrees celsius, coughing or sneezing, will be tested for COVID-19.

Persons who have a history of contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days and/or persons who have fever or respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat, shortness of breath within the past 14 days should not travel to the Maldives.

The maximum number of days granted on arrival would be 30 days, unless agreed by any bilateral means or treaty. This period of stay is not for the visitor to claim, but lies at the discretion of the Maldives Immigration to grant any number of days less than or equal to 30.

Yes. Travel insurance is mandatory to travel to Maldives for attending APCC conference.

No ,either USD or MVR(Maldivian Rufiyaa) is accepted.

No, tourists who do not have COVID-19 symptoms are not required to quarantine on arrival to the Maldives.

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

If a tourist has stayed at a tourist guest house at any point during their stay in Maldives, they are required to conduct a PCR test 72hrs prior to their scheduled departure from Maldives. In addition, during exit screening if any tourist is found to have fever or symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 within the past 14 days, they must undergo PCR testing for COVID-19.

For the purposes of contact tracing, it is important that the tourist informs the tourist establishment if they test positive for COVID-19 after returning to their destination from the Maldives.

No. Currently Maldivian citizens and government workers are only allowed to get vaccinated from Maldives.

Useful Links

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