Is It Safe To Travel To Maldives Right Now?

As concern regarding the new Coronavirus grows every day, travellers have been postponing their travel plans across the globe. A lot of this anxiety, however, is created from the lack of information or rather misinformation that is floating across the internet. With governments around the world taking active measures to control and contain the virus, your travel plans don’t have to be on hold. Here’s all that you need to know based on actual current facts.

Current situation in Maldives

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Tourists keen on visiting this luxury holiday destination can breathe a sigh of relief since as of today, there are no positive cases on the island making Maldives safe to travel now.

Maldives travel advisory

In response to the virus outbreak in China, the Maldives Government has announced in its travel warning that Chinese citizens or any foreign citizens who have been to China in the last 14 days will not be permitted to enter Maldives. Direct flights between the two countries have also been suspended making it safe to travel there.

Know before you go

  • Talk to your doctor before travelling, especially if you are travelling with children.
  • Avoid all high-risk areas such as farms, live animal markets or surfaces with animal droppings and secretions on them.
  • If you do come in contact with animals or animal products, avoid touching your nose, mouth or eyes till you have properly sanitized yourself.
  • Monitor your health closely and keep a distance from sick people especially if they have fever or breathing difficulties
  • Follow the local advisories
  • Check with your travel insurance company about how your specific policy covers the situation in case of an emergency
  • Due to increased screening measures at airports and border crossings, keep sufficient lead time while travelling
  • If you feel sick while travelling to or from Maldives, contact the nearest embassy, consulate or your airline crew as a precaution and advise them of your travel history

Flynote cares for its customers

Please be assured that Flynote values and prioritises its customers’ safety over everything else. You can reach out to us for any concerns regarding your travel in the meanwhile.