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Maldives drops PCR tests for vaccinated travellers

The Maldivian ministry of tourism has relaxed entry rules to the archipelago

Arrivals to the destination no longer have to present a negative PCR test result, provided their vaccine is approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and was taken at least 14 days before travel. Booster doses are not required.

Furthermore, tourists who spend their holiday in designated facilities are no longer required to take a PCR test before departing the islands.

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However, work permit holders and Maldivians are required to take a PCR tests after between three and five days of arrival. Children who are not eligible for vaccination will also be asked to provide a negative PCR test upon arrival, taken within 96 hours of departure to the Maldives.

The Maldives’ Health Protection Agency confirmed the changes came into effect from 5 March 2022.

The ministry of tourism also tweeted confirmation of the change.

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