#VisitMaldivesNow, No Negative PCR Test Required for Tourists After Full Vaccination

Photo: Canareef Resort Maldives
PUBLISHED April 17, 2021

Ministry of Tourism reveals further ease of travel to the Maldives as international visitors will not be required to present a negative PCR-test result if two weeks (14 days) have passed after their second dose of COVID-19 vaccination. 

According to a press statement released by Maldives Immigration, travelers arriving to the Maldives from April 20, 2021 onwards, will not be required to produce a negative COVID-19 PCR-test certificate upon arrival and undergo mandatory quarantine if they have completed two weeks after full vaccination and proof of a valid full vaccination certificate with an approved vaccine is provided.  

In addition to tourists, other visa holders are also exempt from quarantine procedures if they have completed the 2nd dose of vaccination and have passed 2 weeks from then. However, travelers arriving to the Maldives to work in the following places are required to present a negative PCR test result on arrival, despite two weeks have passed after full vaccination.  

- Health facilities  

- Daycare centers  

- Schools  

- Residential care services 

Ministry of Tourism further announced that resort employees are permitted to travel to inhabited islands without needing to home quarantine, upon completion of 14 days after full vaccination as subject to HPA terms and conditions.  

On Wednesday during an interview with CNBC International, Minister of Tourism Dr Abdulla Mausoom revealed that 90% of tourism industry frontline employees have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination. He also highlighted Maldives’ current tourism development initiatives and shared more about the soon to commence “visit, vaccinate, vacation” initiative.  


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