The Public Health Emergency for the COVID-19 Pandemic announced on 12th March 2020 has been revoked on 13th March 2022 by the Minister of Health Ahmed Naseem.
Following this, changes to COVID-19 preventive measures have been made:
- Pre-arrival PCR test is not required for all passengers arriving Maldives. However, All individual(s) except tourists and Maldivians are recommended to undertake PCR testing between 3-5 days after arrival. Travelers who have symptoms of COVID-19 may take an antigen test.
- Travel-related quarantine is no longer required
- Wearing a mask is only mandatory under the following conditions:
- In all health facilities, regardless of outbreak status, staff, patients and visitors must wear mask.
In outbreak areas (where sample positivity is above 20%), masks must be worn in public areas as per current guidelines for outbreak areas.
Wearing a mask is recommended in
- Services where crowding takes place
- Gatherings in confined indoor spaces
- Transport vehicles where many people travel and when using public transportation such bus, ferry, taxi)
- Crowded places/ gatherings
- People who have symptoms of COVID-19
Persons who are high risk for COVID-19 or who live with/care for high risk people are advised to continue wearing masks when in public.
Even though the Public Health Emergency has been revoked, COVID-19 positive isolation, quarantining of contacts and testing before release will be continued as per current guidelines.
Updated on: 14 March 2022