Maldives reopens for Tourism 15 July 2020

Qatar Airways flight QR672 is the first flight to arrive at Velana International Airport.

The Maldives has officially reopened for tourism from 15 July 2020 and all the nations resorts are preparing to welcome back guests over the coming months with enhanced safety guidelines and measures in place.

What to expect ?

Obviously for the first few months, arrival numbers will be lower, but this will rise with increased airline capacity and frequency over the coming months.

With new the safety measures in place at Velana International Airport, the arrival hall capacity has been reduced from 1000 passengers to 570. The departures terminal will also be reduced from 1,200 to 750 passengers.

All nationalities entering Maldives are given a Free On Arrival Visa which permits them to stay for a maximum 30 days ( extensions can be arranged ). All guests must have a confirmed pre-booked hotel reservation and must provide an emergency contact number.

All Tourists must complete an Online Health Declaration form 24 hours prior to their arrival in Maldives. Please click here >>

Flight options to Maldives from Ireland
  • Qatar Airways – Daily from July
  • Emirates Airlines – Daily from July
  • Etihad Airlines – 4 times weekly from August
  • Turkish Airlines – Daily from October

Transfer to resorts will be by sea-plane, resort operated speedboat or domestic flights. All guests must wear face masks and use hand sanitizer before boarding. In resort, there will be enhanced safety procedures and guidlelines.

Remember, Maldives is an Island nation. One Island, one resort. This means no mass tourism and with perfect temperatures year round ( 32C during the day and 27C at night ) most of the resorts offer “Al Fresco” dining as well as outdoor beach bars.

Welcome back to the Maldives – The Sunny Side of Life

Lti Maafushivaru Resort