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The Maldives Opens Up for Vaccinated Travelers

May 3, 2021 • 3:22 pm CDT
(Vax Before Travel)

Situated in the Arabian Sea a few hundred miles southwest of India, the Republic of Maldives has something to offer every vacationer, including plenty of island adventures. 

The good news for future visitors, effective April 20, 2021, the current requirement for negative PCR test and mandatory Quarantine does not apply for travelers who present proof of completion of Vaccination (approved COVID-19 vaccines only) followed by the completion of 14 days period before arrival in the Maldives.

However, everyone traveling to and from the Maldives must submit a self-declarative health declaration within 24 hours before their departure to the Maldives. The test result needs to be submitted through the IMUGA portal.

And new visitors should expect to undergo thermal screening upon arrival in the Maldives and are encouraged to download the contact tracing app "TraceEkee."

Scheduling an all-day flight from the USA to the Maldives is getting easier when using the Google Flights tool to filter flight options based on your needs.

Upon returning to the USA, the latest U.S. CDC requirements say Americans age 2 and up will need to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure of their return flight to gain re-entry into the USA.

Moreover, since the Maldives offers visitors plenty of island fun, the CDC suggests routine vaccinations before every trip. Some of these vaccines include Chickenpox, Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Influenza, Measles-Mumps-Rubella, and Polio.