Maldives Bans Tourists from India, Other South Asian Countries

Industry Watch | May 14, 2021 | News

Maldives

Maldives has announced that visas for tourists from India and other nations in South Asia will be halted with effect from 13 May 2021. The nation of islands has tightened restrictions amid the growing coronavirus cases.

In a post on Twitter, Maldives Immigration released a statement that said, “Temporary suspension for tourists and all other categories of visa holders originating from South Asian countries.”

“Effective from May 13, 2021, entry is temporarily suspended for tourists originating from South Asian countries. This restriction also applies to the tourists transited in South Asian countries for the past 14 days. Following this precautionary measure, all categories of visa holders originating from South Asian countries (except healthcare professionals with a valid work permit) are temporarily restricted to enter Maldives, until further notice,” the statement reads.

The official Twitter account of the High Commission of India in Maldives retweeted the statement and said, “The temporary suspension of entry to the Maldives for all categories of visa holders from South Asia may impact flights between India and the Maldives. Indian tourists already in the Maldives may make necessary travel arrangements to return to India.”

The restrictions apply to travelers originating from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Restrictions apply to travellers originating from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, or transiting through these countries in the last 14 days.

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