Traveling to the Maldives during the COVID Pandemic

Traveling to the Maldives during the COVID Pandemic

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Traveled to the Maldives with my friend Gage to visit 3 different resorts. My friend works for Marriott, so we got amazing deals on each of the properties, and it was an absolutely incredible experience!

How did you enter the country?
Air
Any difficulties with your vaccination card when entering the destination?
The arrival process was super straight forward. You just needed to make sure you had the proper paperwork, hotel booking, and a negative PCR COVID test.
Was your COVID test result accepted?
Yes.
Did the local government ask for travel or health insurance when you arrived?
No, they did not require specific travel insurance.
Did you experience any challenges with customs, immigration, or the health authorities related to COVID?
The only difficult part was that you needed a negative PCR test for each property. The resorts all have health clinics on the islands so it was simple, but costly. If I were to go back to the Maldives during COVID times, I would pick only 2 resorts instead of 3.
Were you selected for a random health check? If so, what was involved and how did it go?
No, I was not.
If needed, were COVID tests easy to find and book at your destination?
Yeah, absolutely. The islands have their own clinics to do PCT tests.
Did you have any difficulties with testing or receiving your results on time?
No.
Was this destination abnormally crowded or empty?
It was pretty busy, actually. I was surprised how many people were at each resort.
Did you have to show proof of vaccination on location? For example, when entering restaurants, shops, events, etc.?
No.
Were you required to wear a mask inside restaurants, event spaces, or public transportation? If you were able to choose, did you feel comfortable wearing or not wearing a mask?
Yes, masks were required to wear at public spaces around the resorts unless while eating.
Did the country adapt physical distancing in day-to-day situations?
Yes.
Did restaurants, businesses, and public services take COVID-related sanitary precautions that you noticed?
All the cleaning was superb, but I wouldn't expect any less from Maldives resorts.
Were there additional requirements to travel within the country, state, or region?
You need to fill out a questionnaire online to receive a QR code upon arrival and departure.
Were most attractions open? Were you able to visit the ones you wanted to attend?
Everything was operating while on the island resorts.
Were there any surprising or unexpected COVID policies on your trip?
No.
Anything else you think fellow travelers should know?
Just make sure you have all the paperwork and hotel bookings, and a trip to the Maldives is totally possible and enjoyable during COVID times! :-)
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