Maldives has extended the state of public health emergency till 14th July.
The state of public health was first declared on 12th March by the Director-General of Public Health. It was further extended to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
A signed announcement by Health Minister Abdulla Ameen issued on 29th June read that there is still a chance of virus spread in the country and was the reason why the public health emergency was being extended. The public health emergency will now expire on July 14.
However, Maldives has eased the lockdown measures in greater Male’ area from 28th May where people are allowed to go out for more hours and general businesses are permitted to open.
Maldives will restart tourism and reopen borders for visitors from all nationalities from 15th July 2020. Tourists traveling to the Maldives will be provided a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival.
A confirmed booking in a tourist establishment registered with the Ministry of Tourism, prior to traveling to the Maldives is mandatory.
Tourist resorts, liveaboard vessels, and hotels located on uninhabited islands are open for bookings starting from July 15, 2020.
Guesthouses and hotels located on inhabited islands will be open for bookings starting from August 1, 2020.