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The Maldives is one of the best travel options from Saudi Arabia. Famous luxury resorts and incredible underwater life are just 5 hours away by plane. What steps should be taken to plan a paradise vacation in the Maldives from Saudi Arabia?

Visas and rules for visiting the Maldives from Saudi Arabia

Rest on the paradise islands for the residents of Saudi Arabia does not present any difficulties. It is easy to obtain a visa upon arrival: there is no need to collect a package of documents in advance. The duration of a visa received upon arrival at Male International Airport is 30 days. Then it can be extended.

The main thing is that the tourist has a valid passport.


Requirements for visiting the Maldives

Due to the situation revived with the coronavirus, all travelers when visiting the Maldives must have additional documents with them:

  • Negative PCR test on COVID-19, which must be made no more than 96 cha owls . This requirement also applies to vaccinated tourists.
  • Declaration of health. It is necessary to fill it online for 24 hours prior to arrival at the Maldives. After that, the tourist is assigned a QR code that is valid for 24 hours. It must be presented when going through passport control.
  • You must have your hotel reservation with you. You can choose and book a hotel in the Maldives here.

Furaveri Island Resort & Spa
Furaveri Island Resort & Spa

Requirements for leaving Saudi Arabia

It is worth recalling that the Saudi Arabian authorities allow only vaccinated citizens to travel outside the Kingdom: two doses of the vaccine must be taken. An exception is made for:

  • Children under the age of 12, provided they have an insurance policy approved by the Kingdom's Central Bank to cover the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Citizens who have already contracted the coronavirus, but no more than six months have passed since the illness, can leave .
  • Departure is allowed for those who have had coronavirus and received the first dose of the vaccine approved by the Kingdom .
  • Guests traveling from Saudi Arabia must download the Tawakkalna App , which indicates their health status. And also must get a negative PCR test from an accredited center in Saudi Arabia.

All information about the health and status of the traveler is displayed in the Tawakkalna App , which must be installed and presented at the airport.

Return from Maldives to Saudi Arabia

  • Unvaccinated Saudi Arabians must be quarantined for 7 days upon returning home . And for more than 5 days to make a PCR test on COVID-19 . If the result is negative, quarantine can be terminated early.
  • Vaccinated citizens of the country in return must submit the PCR test , made no more than 72 hours before you summer.
  • All foreign visitors arriving in Saudi Arabia must be vaccinated . They must have a negative PCR test for COVID-19 , taken no more than 72 hours in advance, and insurance that covers quarantine and the risks associated with the treatment of coronavirus .
Velana International Airport | Depositphotos

Which airlines fly from Saudi Arabia to Maldives

At the moment, only one airline operates direct flights from Saudi Arabia to the Maldives: Saudi Arabian Airlines. Flights are operated from two cities: the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh and the resort city of Jeddah.

The flight between the main airport in Saudi Arabia and the capital of the Maldives, Male, where international aircraft arrive, takes about 5 hours.

The cost of a one-way ticket from Riyadh is $ 500-550, from the city of Jeddah - about $ 600.

A flight by Qatar Airways will be slightly cheaper. Qatar Airways connecting in the capital of Qatar, Doha. A one-way ticket will cost up to $ 500.

However, the flight will take longer: about 8 hours with waiting for a transfer.

It is also possible to fly through Dubai with Flydubai. Cost up to $ 400 per person one way. However, the travel time will take at least 12 hours due to Dubai.

Leon Liu
Leon Liu

Hotel selection and prices

The best time to visit the Maldives is from late December to April . At this time, the cost of hotels is higher . During the low season, which is summer, hotels cut prices.

You can independently choose any hotel in the Maldives using the hotel booking service .

  • For a breath , you can choose both resort islands and cheaper local islands .
  • As a rule, a tourist package from Saudi Arabia is designed for 4-5 days and involves rest in resort hotels .
  • The cost of staying in a 5- star hotel for 4-5 days - from $ 12 00 without a flight.
  • The package includes the selected type of food, transfer to the hotel, sometimes excursions. Transfer on arrival at Maldives done speedboat, seaplane or domestic airlines Maldives depending on the distance from the resort's international Nogo airport.
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

What hotels to choose in the Maldives

The Maldives is a great holiday option from Saudi Arabia, because the paradise islands are relatively close. The exceptional service that luxury resorts provide to their guests will make Maldives sure to please the most discerning traveler.

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

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