Visitors arriving in the Maldives must now give proof of a negative PCR test done 96 hours prior to departure.
Except for toddlers under the age of one, all inbound travelers entering the Maldives through international ports, whether fully vaccinated or not, must present a negative PCR certification valid from samples collected 96 hours prior, according to a travel notice issued by Maldives Immigration on Tuesday.
Previously, visitors were required to present a negative PCR test completed 72 hours prior to arrival.
Authorities recently lifted several COVID-19 restrictions in response to a gradual decrease in COVID-19 cases following a spike in late April.
The Health Protection Agency announced last week that locals and work permit holders are exempt from quarantine if they have recovered from COVID-19 and have had 60 days since their positive test result, or if they have received the necessary doses of a WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccination 14 days before travelling to the Maldives.