Positive recovered travelers are required to present a valid PCR result prior to entry into the country. The sample for the PCR test must be taken not more than 96 hours prior to scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation enrouted to Maldives. This requirement is not mandatory for children below the age of 1 (one) year.

Travellers who recently recovered from COVID-19 (previous infection within 60 days prior to date of departure) and got a positive PCR result from the sample tested for travel, must also present the documentation of recovery from COVID-19.

Positive recovered travelers should follow the process described below:

  1. Passengers arriving into the country must complete and update the traveler Health Declaration through the Maldives Immigration IMUGA online portal within 48 hours prior to departure to Maldives.
  2. PCR test result, COVID-19 recovery proof and any other applicable documents should be submitted when completing the online traveler health declaration form through the IMUGA portal. And these documents must also be made available to check.
  3. Additionally, check with the respective airline for their pre-boarding requirements prior to commencing your travel to the Maldives

The document containing ‘proof of COVID-19 recovery’ should state

  • Name of the passenger (name as in passport)
  • Passport number/National identification number
  • Health status owing to COVID-19 infection
  • Sample collection Date (which gave the initial positive result)
  • Document (proof of covid-19 recovery) issued date

Note:  Remotely verifiable COVID-19 recovery pass/proof issued by government/ official authority is accepted and preferred, where available.


20th January 2022