Last updated 05 November 2020

No quarantine for tourists

COVID-19 PCR test required 96 hours before your flight departure time

COVID-19 global wellness cover included with every ticket

Testing and entry requirements

  • Take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 hours before your flight departure time
  • Visa available on arrival
  • If you are travelling as a tourist, you must have a confirmed hotel reservation
  • Health declaration form required

More travel information 

  • If you are a UAE resident flying to Abu Dhabi, visit 
  • If you are unable to present proof of your negative COVID-19 PCR test, you will not be permitted to travel
  • You must wear a mask at all times when you travel
  • Read about our health and hygiene measures at

Read detailed travel information for flying to and from Malé

It is mandatory to have a COVID-19 PCR test before you fly with Etihad Airways – you will only be permitted to fly if you have a negative test result.

Your test must be carried out a maximum of 96 hours before your flight departure time at any government accredited medical facility. This includes children aged one and above.

Remember to print your test results and keep them with you throughout your trip – you will be required to present your result for validation. It must clearly show the name and address of the laboratory, the result and the date and time of the sample taken.

If you are travelling to the Maldives as a tourist, you must have a confirmed hotel reservation for your stay at a registered tourist facility. You must stay at that accommodation for the entire duration of your trip. The visa on arrival facility is currently available.

All other passengers, including residents of the Maldives (nationals and expatriates), are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. You must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before being released.

Before you travel to the Maldives, you must complete a health declaration form.