Ministry of Health (MOH) Public Health Advisory
Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents of Singapore (SPRs) travelling from Maldives are not required to take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure. However, SCs/SPRs, other than children aged six or younger, are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Singapore. In addition, from 7 May 2021, 2359 hours, SCs/SPRs arriving from Maldives are subject to a 21-day Stay Home Notice (SHN) at a SHN Dedicated Facility (SDF) as well as COVID-19 PCR tests on day 14 and before the end of their 21-day SHN period.
Travellers may also wish to refer to the SafeTravel website and the Changi Airport COVID-19 Information Hub for updates on the latest border control measures, and to the MOH COVID-19 website for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore.
Travel Restrictions in Maldives
Since 15 July 2020, Maldives resumed the issuing of on-arrival tourist visas. With effect from 3 May 2021, all travellers to Maldives (excluding children below the age of one) are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 hours before departure from the first port of embarkation en-route to Maldives. Travellers have to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result on arrival for entry to Maldives.
Tourists will be exempted from travel quarantine, if travelling to an island where 60% of the island population (including tourist resort/guesthouse and hotel islands) have completed 14 days after the second dose or the prescribed dose(s) of a vaccine that has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). A completed Health Declaration Card and Immigration Arrival Card must be presented upon arrival. All excursions to and from islands, resorts, safari vessels and guesthouses are suspended.
You may wish to refer to the Visit Maldives website at visitmaldives.com/en/covid19-updates for the latest updates on travel restrictions. You may also wish to refer to the official Twitter page of the Maldives Health Protection Agency at https://twitter.com/HPA_MV?s=09, or the Maldives Health Protection Agency’s website at https://covid19.health.gov.mv/en/ for information on COVID-19 restrictions affecting travellers. As entry restrictions may change at short notice, we advise you to contact your travel agency, or the High Commission of the Maldives in Singapore, to ensure that you have accurate information for your specific purpose prior to departure.
Singaporeans travelling to Maldives are advised to take the necessary precautions and exercise personal responsibility at all times. All Singaporeans travelling overseas are encouraged to take up comprehensive travel insurance. Please check with the insurers for clarifications on the terms and conditions of the insurance coverage. Singaporeans are strongly encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ and to stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe.
Please note that Singapore has no diplomatic representation in Maldives which constrains our ability to extend consular assistance in an emergency. Singaporeans who need consular assistance can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 Hours) at:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855