Maldives Travel Advice Due to COVID About Transit September 2020
The re-opening of our borders to international tourist and adjusting to the 'new normal' we would like to remind all approved Transit Tourist Facilities to adhere to the procedures and guidelines announced by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and Ministry of Tourism.
Please be informed that under the aforementioned approval to operate transit tourist facilities, ONLY tourists on transit (i.e. layovers, waiting for transfers/departure and flight crews with crew visa) are allowed to stay and utilize the services for a time period of no longer than 48 hours.
All tourists awaiting departure must have a confirmed return ticket within 48 hours from check-in into the transit facilities. Furthermore, tourists awaiting transfers in transit facilities are required to present a booking confirmation (made prior to their arrival) to an approved tourist establishment and tourists are required to stay within the premises of the transit facility at ALL times.
Maldives Transfer Due to COVID 19 Updates September 2020
Reference is made to ministry circular dated 01st September 2020 (Ref: 88-PS/CIR/2020/59) regarding the requirement of negative PCR result for tourist arriving to the Maldives effective 10th September 2020.
To ensure the safety of all, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has made it a mandatory requirement for all tourists to present a Negative result for a nucleic acid test (PCR test) for Covid-19 on arrival effective 10th September 2020.
The sample for the said test must be taken not more than 72 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation en route to Maldives. However, please be informed that infants aged less than one year old are exempted from the aforementioned testing requirement.
Maldives Transfer Due to COVID 19 Updates August 2020
Maldives Transfer on Sunday, announced that it would increase the frequency of Public ferry services in the greater Male' region, starting from June 15.
The announcement was made after the government revealed that citizens in the capital city of Male' would not require permits to be outside between 10:00 hrs to 05:00hrs from Aug 4 onwards.
Passengers using their services would be required to wear facemasks during trips and that the seating arrangements at terminal waiting areas and transport vessels would be in accordance with social distancing measures.
Ferries to Vilimale' will run every 15 minutes starting from 0545 hrs to 0100 hrs. However, the company noted that passengers without a valid permit will not be allowed to travel after 2200 hrs. Note: ferry service might cancel without notice depending of Maldives HPA announcements.
Ferries between Male' and Thilafushi will run from 0530 hrs to 2155 hrs while ferries between Male' and Gulhifalhu are scheduled from 0715 hrs to 2100 hrs.
Premium ferries to Hulhumale' are scheduled every 30 minutes between 0600 hrs and 2130 hrs.
Bus transfer services within Hulhumale' are scheduled from 0530 to 2155 hrs. Bus transfers between Hulhumale' and Velana International Airport (VIA) will continue every 30 minutes from 0530 to 1230.
Transport services outside the greater Male' region will be close from today 6 Aug 2020 due to increase of cases.
Maldives presently records a total of 4,594 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 1,859 are active cases. The country records 2,706 recoveries and 19 deaths.
Speed Boat ferry Service update
Update on 6 Aug 2020
All Speed Boat ferries had been stop connecting to Male city and Airport due to COVID 19 until further notice . Expected open of ferries schedules unknown but looking to open due to HPA guid lines on 1 Oct 2020 . How ever private transfer of Speed boat will be on open on demand with special permits by HPA and related authorities. ( updated on 6 Aug 2020)
Private Speed Boat Hire to Resort
Update on 6 Aug 2020
Private Speed Boat Hire is available to open resort in Maldives on request until further notice to lock down from Maldives HPA. Kindly note that speed boat hire is only available from Maldives Airport to booked destination or Resort island. The speed Boat will not be operated connecting to Male city and other local island in Maldives. Please find the list of tentative Resort Reopening Opening dates at the link here.
Private and Schedule Seaplane Service
Update on Aug 2020