As flights between India and the Maldives are all geared up to resume operations under the latest travel bubble scheme, here are all the important details you must know before you plan that much-awaited trip to the island nation. By Kumar Shree

International Travel Update For Maldives

Those dreaming of the stunning Maldivian beaches, we have some good news for you. After suspending flights for months because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, international travel between India and the Maldives will resume soon under the recently established travel bubble. As both countries prepare with necessary precautions to ensure the safety of passengers, here we have chalked out all the details related to India-Maldives post-Corona travel. 

 

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Since international travel between India and the Maldives is all set to resume operations after a long hiatus under the latest travel bubble scheme, only Air India flights will operate initially between the two countries every week.

The Air India Flight #236 will take off from Thiruvananthapuram in India to Malé in the Maldives once every week on Tuesdays. The aircraft will take-off from Thiruvananthapuram at 13:15 hours and arrive at Malé airport at 13:55 hours.

On the other hand, the Air India Flight #264 from the Maldives to India will leave Malé airport at 15:00 hours and arrive at India’s Thiruvananthapuram airport at 16:50 hours.

Both the countries are putting all necessary preventive measures in place to ensure that no new cases of the Coronavirus surface on these flights.

 

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The Maldives, for instance, has said that asymptomatic travellers will not be required to go under quarantine upon arriving into the country. Furthermore, travellers will not require to take any test before visiting the Maldives. Only those who are showing Coronavirus symptoms will need to take the test.

However, one might need to go through institutional or home quarantine upon arrival in India. Mumbai and Delhi come across as exceptions, and will not ask the passengers to undergo seven days of institutional quarantine if they present a recent report showing COVID-19 negative results.

Keeping this in mind, few selected resorts in the Maldives are also offering the option of taking a COVID-19 test before boarding a flight to India.

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