If you’re looking for a destination for a post-COVID-19 holiday, the Maldives is perfect though you need to keep some things in mind; here are some useful insights.
The country has a, “one island, one resort” policy; apart from sublime seclusion, such a setting means that because the resort is on its own private island, it’s much safer and there’s minimal contact from outside. Such properties offer a great way to safely experience the best of the Maldives; attractions, water sports, excursions and more await!
Resort Safety Protocols
For accommodation, choose a premium all-inclusive resort like Heritance Aarah with stringent protective measures. Key protocols a resort should have include, daily temperature checks, deep-cleaning and sanitisation of guestrooms and public spaces, use of hospital-grade disinfectant on all surfaces and physical distancing guidelines. It should have an in-house doctor and a special task force to deal with COVID-19 too.
Before You Arrive
Within 48 hours of your flight to the Maldives, you need to submit an online Electronic Health Declaration (https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd/create). Additionally, when you land, you need to show a negative result of a PCR test conducted within 96 hours of when you departed. The good news, there’s no on-arrival quarantine!
Contact Tracing & Transfers
Additionally, as advised by the Maldives Ministry of Tourism, install the ‘Trace Ekee’ contact tracing app onto your smartphone before arrival. Keep in mind that from the airport you must get to your resort by speedboat or seaplane; whatever the option, ensure the resort disinfects transfer vessels and follows local healthcare guidelines.