As a preventive measure for COVID-19, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) of Maldives mandates all locals and expatriate workers (including their dependents) who will be arriving in the country, either by sea or air, must complete a 14-day home quarantine. Additionally, residents must register for home quarantine through, prior to arrival to the Maldives. If a resident did not register in the web portal, he/she shall complete and collect a quarantine document from the health office at the port upon arrival.

Meanwhile, travelers who are arriving for a stay at a tourist resort or a liveaboard shall stay only at the resort or liveaboard vessel until departure.

The sample for the PCR test must be taken not more than 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives. Children below one-year-old are exempt from the requirement of a COVID-19 test.

If the passenger makes a transit during the journey, the initial PCR test will be valid if the transit does not exceed 24 hours.

If a passenger makes a transit exceeding 24 hours, the passenger must take a repeat PCR test within 96 hours prior to embarkation at the port of transit.

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