The Maldives is back in business for tourists which is good news indeed! The country has strict measures to ensure the safety of travellers in a COVID-19 world and is well worth visiting once more.

Maldives Beach
Nicolai Edgar Andersen, Maafushi-Beach-Maldives, CC BY-SA 4.0

Strict Safety Standards
Before the opening of international borders, stringent health protocols were in place and continue to be enforced in the Maldives; villas and private resorts aside, everything from airport arrivals to transport falls under these measures; as a result, the World Travel and Tourism Council granted the country a Safe Travels Stamp too.

A Resort on Each Island
Since each resort is on a separate island, tourists can look forward to relatively safer stays with minimised contact with others. Additionally, properties such as Kuramathi Maldives adhere to international health, hygiene and sanitisation guidelines as well as those by the local Health Protection Agency which safeguard guests.

Arrival Guidelines in Place
While guidelines are subject to change, at the time of writing, those arriving at the international airport don’t have to undergo quarantine. Instead, travellers have to submit an online health declaration form 24 hours before they leave to the Maldives and have a negative result for a COVID-19 PCR test conducted 96 hours before departure.

Plenty to Enjoy & Experience
With all these protocols in place, tourists have much to enjoy though need to be responsible as well. Apart from diverse water sports in Maldives like snorkelling and diving, other experiences such as sunset cruises, spa healing, big game fishing, semi-submarine rides, beachside dining and deserted island visits are on offer.