We’re hoping to be able to take you to 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.

We’ve got your back

Our COVID Cover’s included as standard on all First Choice holidays due to depart by 30th April 2020. And, our COVID Cover is included on holidays departing on or before 31st October 2021, if the trip’s booked between 26th December 2020 and 28th February 2021. Having this means you can change your booking for free if you get COVID-19 before your holiday, or if you’re officially required to isolate prior to your travel dates. This also applies if your local area goes into lockdown over the dates you are due to depart. An AXA Holiday to Home insurance policy is also part of the package. This sorts you out for medical assistance abroad, testing costs and a flight home for treatment if you need it. T&Cs apply.

On your flight and at your hotel

Flights for our holidays to the Maldives are taken care of by a few of our partner airlines. You can expect some major changes on board when you fly long-haul with them, but rest assured they’ve all been put in place to keep you safe. . You can expect online check-in and rules around face masks, as well. We’re keeping a close eye on our hotels, too, to make sure they’re squeaky-clean and properly prepped before re-opening their doors. Find out more about what to expect on your First Choice holiday


  • 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, as well as everything we’re doing to keep you safe, on our 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 and Development Office (FCDO) advice on travelling to Maldives.

Read the full FCDO advice here