Official Translation: Temporary Suspension of Tourist Check-ins to Guest Houses and City Hotels in Greater Male’ Area

 (Male’, Hulhumale’, Villimale’)


Pursuant to the powers vested by Section 34 of the Public Health Protection Act (7/2012), the Director General of the Public Health of the Maldives, hereby takes the following precautionary measure to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Maldives.

Effective from 00:00 hrs of 15 March 2020 for a period of 14 (fourteen) days, all Guest Houses and City Hotels operating in Malé City (Malé, Hulhumalé, Villimalé) are required to suspend all tourist check-ins. Tourists who have already checked-in are, however, exempted for the duration of their stay.

All relevant enforcing agencies are urged to implement the above-mentioned measures to full effect.


Date: 14 March 2020              Time: 14:00hrs