The Maldives have been on the UK’s red list for travel since May 2021, but that is about to change. Here’s everything you need to know about the rules for traveling to the destination and the requirements for entering the Maldives.

Are the Maldives on the red list?

The Maldives were removed from the red list on Wednesday September 22 at 4 a.m. Anyone returning to the UK from the destination will not need to self-quarantine at a government approved hotel. Initially, the destination was placed on the Amber List, where fully vaccinated travelers returning from an Amber List country were required to take a test within 72 hours of departure and a PCR test no later than the second day of arrival. UK. No quarantine was required unless the test was positive. Those who were not fully vaccinated had to quarantine themselves for 10 days and take PCR tests on days two and eight, although there was the option of paying for a release test from day five.

The rules changed from Monday, October 4, when the Amber List and Green List were removed. This means that travelers returning from the Maldives who have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days now no longer need to take a pre-departure test before arriving in England from a non-Red country. Then, starting on Sunday, October 24, the requirement for the second day PCR test was also changed, with double-needled travelers being able to take a cheaper side stream instead.

In addition, from Monday October 4, those who have not received two doses of a Covid vaccine at least 14 days before returning to England must still take a pre-departure test, as well as a PCR test. days two and eight after their arrival, and to self-isolate at home for 10 days upon their return. The Test to Release program can be used from the fifth day to shorten the quarantine, although this option is not available in Northern Ireland.

It is best to check government websites for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for the latest rules for these UK countries.

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