As Maldives moves forward in welcoming guests from around the world, after nearly 9 months, guesthouses and hotels in the Greater Male’ area will also be allowed to reopen from 14th December 2020.
The news was revealed by the Minister of Tourism Abdulla Mausoom via a tweet. However, tourists will be required to do an exit PCR test 72 hours prior, he confirmed. The Minister further thanked the President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and the Ministry of Health, and said, “Now we can welcome 2021 in style.”
While guesthouses in other areas were permitted to reopened from 15th October 2020, Maldives opened borders to all nationalities from 15th July 2020. All visitors are granted a 30-day free on-arrival visa with a confirmed booking for a stay at any registered tourist facility in the country.
While there is no mandatory quarantine or testing on arrival, tourists traveling to the Maldives are required to complete an online health declaration form and provide a negative PCR test result taken at least 96 hours prior to their departure.