Travel restrictions related to COVID-19: Maldives –


This article was written on May 4, 2022 and contains accurate information. However, we strongly recommend that you check the latest travel requirements before booking a trip as covid regulations are constantly being updated.

Can I enter the Maldives?

The Maldives is open to travel to most countries in the world. However, please note that several COVID-19 restrictions are currently in place.

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Can I enter the Maldives if I am vaccinated?

You can enter the Maldives if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after receiving the second dose for vaccines with a two-dose schedule; or at least 21 days after vaccine administration with a single-dose schedule.

As of April 2022, the following vaccines are approved in the Maldives:

  • Pfizer / BioNTech
  • Modern / Spikevax
  • Sputnik V
  • Janssen / Johnson & Johnson
  • Covishield
  • covilo

Travel documents if you are vaccinated

Since March 2022, international travelers no longer have to present their vaccination certificates and other COVID-19 documents.

However, be aware that the rules can change quickly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Can I enter the Maldives if I am not vaccinated?

You can enter the Maldives if you are not vaccinated.

Travel documents if you are not vaccinated

From March 2022, PCR tests are no longer required for foreign travelers to enter the Maldives. However, it is strongly recommended to take a PCR test between days three and five after arrival.

Who cannot enter the Maldives?

Currently, visitors from all countries can travel to the Maldives. There are no COVID-19 restrictions regarding a certain country or a list of countries.

Be sure to verify all other necessary documents, such as a valid passport, return ticket and sufficient funds. In some cases, a visa is also required.

Can I leave the Maldives?

There are no COVID-19 restrictions for leaving the Maldives. Please check in advance the requirements of the destination country regarding COVID-19 testing (even for fully vaccinated arrivals) and entry declarations.

Can I leave the Maldives if I am vaccinated?

Vaccinated travelers can leave the Maldives.

Travel documents if you are vaccinated

  • A COVID-19 vaccination certificate

Can I leave the Maldives if I am not vaccinated?

There are no restrictions for unvaccinated travelers leaving the Maldives.

Travel documents if you are not vaccinated

Unvaccinated travelers must present one of the following documents:

  • Documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (indicating that the visitor was infected no more than 180 days before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the period and type of test involved may vary, please check your destination country’s requirements)

Current situation of COVID-19 in the Maldives

Currently, the COVID-19 situation in the Maldives is safe.


Is it safe to travel to the Maldives right now?

International travel to the Maldives is relatively safe now. Currently, wearing a mask is only compulsory in health establishments. In other places, wearing a mask is recommended.

Is the Maldives open for travel?

The Maldives are now open to all tourists.

Should I quarantine myself if I go to the Maldives?

As of April 2022, international travelers do not have to quarantine or self-isolate upon arrival in the Maldives.

How to get a health pass to travel to the Maldives?

Currently, no health passes are required in the Maldives.

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