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No PCR test needed for Maldives entry

Visitors to Maldives no longer need to present a PCR test result on their arrival in the country.

An announcement by the Government of Maldives states anyone who has completed the prescribed dose of Covid-19 vaccine – as approved by the Maldives Food and Drug Authority or World Health Organisation – at least 14 days prior to arrival do not need to show they have tested negative for coronavirus.

The prescribed dose does not need to include a booster.

However, children over one year old who are not eligible for vaccination and anyone who has not completed the prescribed dose will still have to present a negative PCR test within 96 hours of leaving their first point of embarkation.

Vaccinated travellers who visit residential islands, as opposed to resort islands, will no longer be required to present a PCR test before departure from the Maldives, however, a health declaration form must be completed 48 hours before departure to and return from the Maldives.

Emperor Divers managing director Alex Bryant said: “This is great news for travellers who are looking for less hassle and increased certainty when they travel. Maldives led the way with opening up to tourism in July 2020 and has yet again shown, when it comes to comfort of tourists, they are a world leader. We look forward to hosting many more clients in what is our 30th year.”

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