Touring to The Maldives Throughout Covid-19: What You Have to Know Earlier than You Go
The year 2020 is drawing to a close and now we are all just itching for that perfect dream vacation – a luxury that has been withheld from us for so long thanks to the pandemic. But don’t fret if you were looking for a beautiful island for that long-awaited Christmas and New Years trip, then here is some great news for you! How about a few days of fun in the breathtaking archipelago of the Maldives? Also Read – Lockdown Restrictions May Return To Uttar Pradesh Soon | Read details
Yes, the beautiful island nation reopened its doors to international tourism on July 15th and was one of the first countries to do so. In the past month, many Bollywood actors, including Taapsee Pannu, Varun Dhawan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani and Tiger Shroff, have vacationed in the Maldives and set us important travel destinations. Also Read – The Pakistan Cricket Board CEO believes the T20 World Cup in India is unsafe and could be relocated to the UAE
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Aside from the pristine white beaches, luxurious resorts, and the vastness of the Indian Ocean, December through April are the perfect time to visit the island country. The average temperature during this period is between 29 ° C and 31 ° C, which makes it an ideal holiday destination. Rainfall during this period is minimal and humidity is very low between January and April.
The Maldives is an archipelago of over 1,190 coral islands that provide natural isolation for those who travel to the country. The islands also follow the “one-island-one-resort” concept, whereby travelers visiting the Maldives are limited to the resort they are staying at.
Another important reason is the relatively short flight duration, no visa problems and no quarantine. So book the ticket now!
How to get there
After the Maldives opened to tourism, India and the Maldives signed a bubble agreement in August that allows locals from these countries to travel in and out of the countries for employment, tourism, medical emergencies, etc.
Air India, Go Air and IndiGo currently operate flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Male.
Before leaving for Maldives
The 1,200-island state reopened its borders in July with no test or quarantine mandates and then changed course in September to demand negative Covid-19 test results for all arriving travelers. There are other rules to follow here:
– A confirmed booking in a tourism company registered with the Ministry of Tourism is mandatory
-All tourists must submit an online health declaration form within 24 hours of departure
via the IMUGA portal.
-All tourists must take a negative PCR test for COVID-19, which is done 96 hours prior to scheduled departure from the first port of embarkation en route to Maldives. In addition, the laboratory result should be presented in paper or electronic form to the airline upon check-in.
On arrival in the Maldives
All tourists are given a 30-day visa on arrival and no quarantine is required on arrival. However, if the
The passenger has a fever, cough or shortness of breath on board the flight. This should be reported to the local health protection authority upon arrival.
All tourists must undergo a thermal examination at the arrival terminal and should wear masks. Physical distancing should be ensured as all physical distancing guidelines are clearly marked with visible distance information and floor markings in the passenger terminal. In addition, you must undergo a PCR test 72 hours before your planned departure from the Maldives.