Latest update on COVID-19 2nd April 2020
Nineteen has tested positive for COVID-19 in Maldives .
The Government of Maldives has decided to take additional precautionary measures with regard to COVID-19 to protect Maldivians and tourists, on 21st March 2020.
The Government of Maldives has decided passengers with travel history to the following regions within the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit through Maldives as per below effective dates:
- Iran from 26th February 2020.
- North Gyeongsang Province and South Gyeongsang Province of Republic of South Korea from 3rd March 2020
- Mainland China effective 04 February 2020
- Italy, effective from 8th March 2020.
- Bangladesh, effective from 10th to 24th March 2020
- Spain, effective from l5’h March 2020
- Tle-de-France and Grand Est, of France effective from l5th March 2020
- Bavaria, North Rhine Westphalia and Baden-Wuerttemberg regions of Germany, effective from l5th March 2020.
- Malaysia, effective from 17th March 2020
- United States from 18th March 2020
- United Kingdom, effective from 19th March 2020
- Sri Lanka effective from 21st March 2020
All Maldivians and spouses of Maldivian nationals arriving from the mentioned countries and regions will be permitted entry.
Please refer to Civil Aviation Authority circular for further details.
Furthermore, from 26th February Cruise ships have also been temporarily suspended from docking at the Maldives.
All travelers visiting Maldives should check latest updates on arrival and departure flights to Maldives before heading to Velana International Airport.
Maldivians travelling from affected areas will be subject to 14 days of quarantine, once they arrive in the Maldives. As a further precaution, the Government has also advised Maldivian nationals against all none essential travel to countries where cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.
As advised by WHO for entry screening in countries without transmission of novel coronavirus 2019-nCov, all international tourists and Maldivian citizens arriving to Maldives on international flights will be screened for temperature upon entry. Arrivals will be asked to complete a health declaration card.
If you are a traveler currently in Maldives, that has recently travelled to affected regions within the last 14 days and are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties please stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu, inform the relevant tourism establishment that you are staying in and proceed to call the 24/7