Published on : Thursday, October 7, 2021
Currently the Maldives islands are open to all United Kingdom travellers, regardless of vaccination status. However, you will need to fill out an online form before travelling, and you’ll also need to be able to show proof of a negative PCR test result taken within 96 hours of departure.
The Maldives’ authorities have said there are no plans to quarantine tourists on arrival, but there may be health screenings in place on arrival, and if a traveller tests positive for Covid-19 they will be required to stay in quarantine facilities.
As for when you’re back in the UK, the rules have changed this week as the amber list was scrapped. The destinations are now placed on either the red list, or ‘rest of the world’ list.
Currently, the Maldives is on the ‘rest of the world’ list, and requirements when you return will depend on your vaccination status. If you’re fully vaccinated, you’ll just need to take a PCR test on day two after landing.
If you’re partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, you’ll need to take a pre-departure test, as well as PCR tests on days two and eight. You’ll also be required to self-isolate for 10 days, although you can opt to pay for a fourth test where a negative result will release you from the self-isolation early.