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COVID-19 updates


(Last Updated on 11th May 2021)

As you plan your visit, you will want to know more about travelling to the Maldives under the new normal. Our resorts adhere to the Ministry of Tourism’s guidelines to ensure that your stay with us is exceptional, unforgettable and safe.

For the safety of all, HPA Maldives has made it a mandatory requirement for all tourists (including those who have completed the prescribed dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine) to present a negative PCR test for Covid-19 prior to entry into the Maldives. The PCR test must be taken not more than 96 hours prior to departure from the first port of embarkment en-route to the Maldives. Children aged less than one-year-old (infants) are exempt from the aforementioned testing requirement. There is no mandatory quarantine for tourists on arrival to the Maldives. As per health and safety guidelines, visitors are required to wear a mask on arrival to the airport. Once at any of our resorts, it is not required to wear a mask as long as the visitor holds a negative PCR. Please note that upon arrival into the Maldives, those who exhibit Covid-19 symptoms will have to undergo a PCR test. If you are travelling in a group, all members of the group must undergo testing.

Everyone at Villa Hotels and Resorts would like to thank you for continuing to choose us for your memorable holiday destination. Whether you are traveling to us for the first time or returning, we aim for your stay to be truly exceptional, unforgettable and safe.

South Asia Travel Update

The Government of Maldives and the Health Protection Agency (HPA) have announced that travel restrictions will be strengthened with a temporary halt on tourist visas for travellers from South Asian countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, effective from 13th May 2021 until further notice.

On behalf of everyone at Villa Hotels and Resorts, we look forward to welcoming you back to explore our beautiful islands when travel resumes.

CleanStay@Villa Initiative

As part of our CleanStay@Villa initiative, we have introduced new health and safety measures throughout our resorts. Villa Hotels and Resorts CleanStay@Villa initiative ensures that we follow health and safety guidelines of the Maldivian Government and suggestions by the World Health Oganization, providing you with confidence and peace of mind while you stay with us. As part of these guidelines, temperature checks and screening measures will be carried out at the first point of entry for tourists, and anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will undergo a PCR test. These new measures are not only to protect our staff but to ensure the Maldives remains the world’s number one destination for years to come.

Please visit here for details of CleanStay@Villa initiative. Additionally, PCR tests are available in all of our resorts.

For more information contact us.

Wondering what to do if you get positive for Covid19 while at any of our resorts?

You may be wondering what happens if you become ill with Covid-19 at any of our Resorts. If you start to experience any symptoms including shortness of breath, fever, loss of taste or smell or body aches and pains, you should inform the resort who will take a PCR test to determine if you have Covid-19. As per the latest HPA regulations, should your PCR test come back positive for Covid-19 while at any of our resorts, you will be taken care of at the resort during a 14-day quarantine period which is chargeable subject to each resort. We advise you to always travel with insurance and check with your travel insurance company that they offer Covid-19 cover for the duration of your stay.

Additionally, to facilitate HPA guidelines we are upgrading our services, including the swimming pool at Paradise Island, to better serve our guests during this time.

For more information regarding the procedure please contact us.