All tourists who plan to stay in tourist guest houses must hold a negative result for
a nucleic acid test (PCR test) for COVID 19 prior to entry in to the country. The sample for this test must be taken not more than 72 hours prior to the scheduled
time of departure from the first port of embarkation on route to Maldives.
Prior to departure from Maldives,
PCR testing is mandatory for any tourist who stayed on a tourist guest house island. If a specific time frame for PCR testing is
stated in the immigration requirements of the destination country, this time frame
must be followed. Otherwise the PCR test must be done within 72 hours prior to
departure from Maldives. The tourist guest house must facilitate the PCR testing for
the tourist. The tourist or the guest house must bear all costs associated with PCR testing.