A negative PCR test is no longer required to enter the Maldives by flight or luxury charter yacht. Instead, visitors must have received at least two doses of an approved vaccine, administered at least two weeks prior to arrival.
The vaccines must meet the approval of the Maldives Food & Drug Authority or the World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL).
Booster doses are not required to meet eligibility for this exemption.
Children above one year of age who are not eligible for vaccination, and adults who have not received two approved doses are still required to present a negative PCR test upon arrival in the Maldives, and the test cannot be taken more than 96 hours prior to departure from the first port of embarkation.
The Maldives will be celebrating 50 years of tourism in 2022: Since starting off as a one-resort destination, the region has expanded to almost 200 resorts across 24 natural atolls.
For adventure without limits, a luxury yacht charter aboard shallow drafted vessels such as motor yacht SAFIRA is still the best way to go: A professional chef will see to all meals while you sunbathe or try out the selection of cocktails while soaking in the Jacuzzi.
SAFIRA has accommodation for up to 30 guests and specialises in Scuba diving and fishing in the region’s famous locations and best kept secrets.
There are smaller luxury catamarans available which are perfect for family groups to spend quality time together visiting white-sand beaches, colourful reefs and the unique history and culture of the Maldives.