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Maldives Travel Restrictions

72.36% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 72.27% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the Maldives.

Maldives entry details and exceptions

Travelers going to and from Maldives must fill in a Traveller Health Declaration (THD) within 24 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 New Zealand to the Maldives

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a negative result of PCR taken 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point to Maldives.

Children who are 1 year old and below are exempt from the test requirement

Travelers will also need to present a negative result of PCR test 72 hours prior to checking-out at their guesthouse.

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Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering the Maldives.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated Maldivians and work permit holders are required to complete the 14-day quarantine period. However, Work-Permit holders from South Asian Countries will need to undergo PCR testing within 48-72 hours of arrival and at the end of their quarantine period.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be filled out within 24 hours before arriving in Maldives and prior to leaving the country.

Approved Accommodation

List of approved accommodation in Maldives


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from the Maldives

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Maldives must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Maldives will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Maldives

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter the Maldives.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Maldives with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Maldives with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in the Maldives is required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in the Maldives are closed. Bars in the Maldives are closed.