We’re hoping to be able to take you to the Maldives again soon, but due to current restrictions we’re unable to travel here. For the latest guidance visit the FCDO website or check out our Travel Alerts page.


As part of our TUI Holiday Promise, all bookings departing on or before 30th April 2021 have our COVID Cover included. And, holidays booked between 26th December 2020 and 28th February 2021 – departing on or before 31st October 2021 – also come with our COVID Cover. This means you can amend your holiday for free if you contract COVID-19 before you travel, are officially required to isolate prior to your travel dates, or if your local area goes into lockdown over the dates you are due to depart. It’s also got an AXA Holiday to Home insurance policy built in. This means that if you contract COVID-19 while you’re away, you’re covered for overseas medical assistance, testing costs and a flight home for treatment if required. It’s designed for use alongside your usual travel insurance, and is subject to T&Cs.

Your flight and hotel experience

You’ll fly to the Maldives with one of our partner airlines. You can expect some significant changes to your long-haul flight – they’re designed to keep you safe, in line with all the latest government and holiday industry expert advice. You’ll also need to check in online and wear a mask throughout the flight, as well as at some airports. As for our hotels, we’re making sure they’ve got the highest possible hygiene standards in place before re-opening. Find out more about what to expect on your holiday, including your flight, transfer and hotel experience.


  • COVID Cover on selected holidays
  • 24-hour support while you’re away
  • Package holiday refund guarantee
  • Approved testing partners
  • Flexible options if your holiday can’t go ahead

Find out more about our promise and everything we’re doing to keep you safe on the Travel With Confidence hub.

Here are the main things you need to be aware of.

Social distancing distance 2 metres.
Face mask requirements for adults Face masks are mandatory in certain enclosed and indoor public spaces, such as on public transport, in shops and spaces where social distancing guidelines cannot be followed.
Face mask requirements for children Face masks are advised for children in spaces where social distancing is difficult or not possible.
Pre-departure forms and testing requirements You need to complete a pre-departure form and get a COVID-19 PCR test before travelling to the Maldives.
Find out more about the Maldives entry requirements
Other need-to-knows Please be aware, due to the local restrictions in the Maldives, you can’t leave your hotel during your stay.

Here’s what you can expect while you’re out and about in Maldives.

Beaches Open at your hotel.
Restaurants Open. There may be some restrictions because of capacity limits and social distancing rules.
Sights Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Supermarkets Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Other facilities Any excursions that involve visits to other islands, or trips that don’t allow social distancing rules, are unavailable at the moment. This includes large gatherings and special events.

Here’s the key information on getting to Maldives.

Flights You’ll fly to the Maldives with one of our partner airlines. Please contact the airline you’re flying with directly for the latest travel information..

Here are your options for travelling within Maldives.

Car rental Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Public transport Seaplane, speedboat or domestic flight transfers will get you from the airport to your hotel.
Hiking If you want to go hiking, you’ll have to stick to the island your hotel is based on.
Biking You’ll only be able to go out cycling if your hotel offers bike hire.

For more information, take a look at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office advice on travelling to Maldives.

Read the full FCDO advice here.