COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

UPDATE: The Government of Maldives has decided to temporarily suspend the issuance of all on-arrival visas to enter the Republic of Maldives, effective midnight on 27 March 2020.

Latest updates on COVID-19 in Maldives and travel restrictions to passengers travelling to Maldives is available from

In Maldives, all Government offices will remain closed for an additional week, until 18 April 2020, as a precaution against the spread of the global pandemic COVID-19. Despite the temporary closure of government offices, the provision of all essential services to the public will continue without interruption.

Since 21 March 2020, all passengers travelling to Maldives by air, except for tourists checking-in to resorts, will be quarantined for 14 (fourteen) days at a place designated by the government.

Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice. Airlines have also cancelled many international flights and are limiting their service in this rapidly changing situation.  If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be disrupted. We recommend all Maldivians to limit non-essential travel and closely follow the advice of local authorities.

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In line with the measures communicated by the United Nations, US Federal Authorities, New York State and the New York City, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as of 13 March 2020, all staff of the Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the United Nations are working remotely from home until further notice. Mission will continue to follow the work of the United Nations as well as provide consular assistance to all Maldivians.

For assistance and queries please call telephone +1-212-599-6194 and/or email For emergencies please contact, Ahmed Nasir +1 917 593 6194 or Lauza Ali +1 347 225 6779.

From 14 March 2020, for a period of 14 days, the movement of people between inhabited islands and resorts have been suspended. Effective 15 March 2020, for a period of 14 days, all Guest Houses and City Hotels operating in Male’ City (Male’, Hulhumale’, Villimale’) have suspended all tourist check-ins.