Under the direction of the recently appointed Controller of Immigration, Mohamed Shamaan Waheed, the Maldives Immigration authority has implemented a significant change in travel procedures. Maldivian citizens traveling to and from the country are no longer obligated to fill out the Imuga Traveler Declaration Form, a requirement that had been in place since July 15, 2020. This decision, aimed at simplifying and expediting the travel process, comes in response to public feedback and concerns about the necessity of the form.
The Imuga Traveler Declaration Form, introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic, had been a standard requirement for all individuals entering or leaving the country. However, recognizing the evolving circumstances and considering public convenience, Controller Mohamed Shamaan Waheed made the decision to waive this mandatory form for Maldivian travelers.
This move reflects a proactive approach by the Maldives Immigration authority to streamline travel procedures, taking into account the feedback and experiences of the general public. The decision is expected to enhance the overall travel experience for Maldivians, aligning with efforts to make the process more accessible and user-friendly.