• Maldives travel policy

    Reference is made to the Announcement Number (IUL) 23/452/2022/6 published on the Government of Maldives Gazette by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) on 04' March 2022.

    Effective 05th March 2022, it has been decided to revise the PCR test requirement as below:

    • Passengers entering to Maldives are NO LONGER required to present a PCR negative test result upon arrival if the individual(s) have completed the prescribed dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine that is being approved by the Maldives Food & Drug Authority or by the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL) and at least 14 (fourteen) days have passed since. (Booster dose(s) are not required to be eligible for this exemption).
    • Tourists who spend their holiday in tourist facilities in inhabited islands are NO LONGER required to do a PCR test when departing from respective inhabited islands. However, Work Permit Holders and Maldivians are required to do a PCR test for Covid-19 between 3-5 days of arrival to Maldives.
    • Additionally, children (above one year) who are not eligible for vaccination and individual(s) who have not completed the prescribed dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine, will still be required to present a negative PCR test upon arrival to Maldives, for which the sample for the PCR test is taken at most 96 (ninety-six) hours before the departure from the first port of embarkation.
    Return to Dubai

    Submit a health declaration within 24 hours prior to departure

    In accordance to health requirements all passengers travelling from Maldives are required to submit form on https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd/create

    Travelling to Dubai - rules as of 19 May 2022

    Rules for Dubai residence visa holders, visitors and tourists

    All UAE residents, visitors and tourists can travel to Dubai without an approval from GDRFA or ICP. However, visitors and tourists who are not eligible for a visa on arrival have to meet the visa requirements before travelling to the UAE. Please click here for UAE visa requirements


    Passengers travelling to Dubai from all countries, including the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC), must fulfill one of the below requirements at the airport of departure:

    • present a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate, reflecting that the passenger is fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) or the UAE. The certificate must contain a QR code.
    • present a valid negative COVID-19 test certificate that should be based on a molecular diagnostic test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS‑COV‑2 viral RNA. The certificate must be issued within 48 hours from the time of sample collection by an approved health service provider and must contain a QR code.
    • present a valid medical certificate from the relevant authorities showing that the passenger has recovered from the novel coronavirus COVID-19, issued within one month before the date of arrival. The certificate must contain a QR code.

    If you are arriving from India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh or Egypt, you must get your certificate from one of the labs listed in the designated laboratories (PDF, 150 KB).

    Exemptions for the COVID‑19 PCR test and the vaccination certificate

    The following people are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test or a vaccination certificate at the departure airport:

    • all UAE nationals returning to Dubai from any country
    • non‑UAE nationals accompanying a first‑degree UAE national family member
    • domestic workers accompanying a UAE national sponsor.

    The following people are exempt from being tested for COVID-19:

    • children below 12 years of age
    • passengers with moderate to severe disabilities

    The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice.

    Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements of the country you are travelling from and arriving to.