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Maldives Travel Restrictions

72,77% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 72,75% last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter the Maldives.

Maldives entry details and exceptions

Travelers from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are restricted from entering Maldives. This ban is also applicable on persons with travel history to these countries within the past 14 days or had a transit for more than 12 hours. The restriction does not apply to Maldivians, long-term visa holders and their dependents.

Permitted travelers from countries other than the aforementioned countries who are going to and from Maldives must fill in a Traveller Health Declaration (THD) within 48 hours prior to entry and from leaving the country.

Individuals who will visit the country as tourists must have a confirmed booking at a registered tourist facility during their entire stay.


Outgoing travel to the MaldivesTravelling from South Africa to the Maldives

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departing to the Maldives.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who have a travel history within the past 14 days in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe who already landed in Maldives are required to do the following:
    - Do a COVID-19 PCR test immediately.
    - Persons staying in the Maldives for more than 14 days or more, must do a COVID-19 PCR test after 14 days have passed since arrival.
    - Persons staying in the Maldives for less than 14 days must do a COVID-19 PCR test before departure from the Maldives.
Permitted travelers from countries other than the aforementioned countries will also need to present a negative result of PCR test 72 hours prior to checking out at their guesthouse.
Children who are 1 year old and below are exempt from the test requirement.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering the Maldives.

Details and exceptions
Maldivians, long-term visa holders and their dependents who have travel history from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days including transit for more than 12 hours will be subjected to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. The quarantine will be ended if they present a negative RT-PCR test at the end of their quarantine period.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be filled out within 48 hours before arriving in Maldives and prior to leaving the country.

Approved Accommodation

List of approved accommodation in Maldives


Return travelReturning to South Africa from the Maldives

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Maldives must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Maldives are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Maldives

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

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