Russians vaccinated with Sputnik V can now fly to the Maldives without worrying about coronavirus tests.
Previously, the island’s authorities allowed entry to travelers who had completed a full course of vaccinations two weeks before entering the country, without providing a PCR test. However, then it was reported that only drugs recognized by the WHO were taken.
Later, the Ministry of Tourism issued a circular, according to which vaccines approved by the “competent authorities of the country” are also accepted, and Sputnik V has already been approved by the authorities of 60 states.
The vaccination certificate must be notarized and translated into English. Travelers must complete a health declaration within 24 hours prior to travel, including information on vaccinations.
The rules for unvaccinated citizens remain the same: they need to present a negative PCR test for Covid-19, taken a maximum of 96 hours before arrival.
Recall that from the beginning of 2021 to April 14, more than 73.5 thousand Russians arrived in the Maldives (21.3% of the inbound tourist flow). More tourists came only from India (79 thousand / 22.9%). However, since April 27, due to the increase in the number of cases in India, the Maldives prohibits Indians from stopping at tourist sites on the islands, which will inevitably affect the tourist flow. Thus, the Russian market remains the only hope for the Maldives.
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