These Hotels are now Offering Free Covid PCR test in the Maldives
Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise
Updated May, 2021
Travellers to the Maldives requiring a Covid-19 negative certificate for their home country or final destination can get pcr tested in their resort.
In addition to this, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called upon governments to implement globally recognized testing standards for both inbound and outbound passengers at all airports to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa
In addition to its 'Safe Hideaway Programme', Hideaway Beach Resort also has extended its popular programme for free departing PCR tests. Until March 31 2021, the programme offers free testing for two adults and one child per booking when departing from the resort to head back to their home country.
Among the other rigorous changes is the introduction of assisted buffets at the restaurants, QR-code enabled digital menus and social distancing of 1.5 metres between tables, as well as increased cleaning and disinfectant schedule for fitness equipment, increased spacing between the sun lounges which are sanitised between guest usage, better fogging strategies to keep the island mosquito-free, and increased frequency in sanitisation of all public areas, and much more.
Lily Beach Resort & Spa
Lily Beach Resort & Spa, the “Best All-Inclusive Resort in the Maldives” (as per TripAdvisor, 2020), has extended its popular programme for free departing PCR tests.
Until March 31 2021, the resort will offer free testing for two adults and one child per booking when departing from the resort to head back to their country. Additional person will be charged USD 200.
Nautilus Maldives, Milaidhoo
The Nautilus Maldives has joined forces with Milaidhoo Island Maldives to fund the establishment of a Covid-19 testing facility, in conjunction with the local council on Dharavandoo island in the Baa atoll, in order to show their continuous support and gratitude towards the local community.
Now, The Nautilus provides Covid-19 testing for guests and staff directly at the island resort with results being delivered within 24 hours.
In addition to facilitating complimentary Covid-19 testing for guests and staff of both The Nautilus and Milaidhoo, this initiative and display of gratitude also helps to cater to the testing needs of the local population.
Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives
As the resort looks forward to valuable guests experiencing complete peace of mind while they discover a safe paradise in luxury and comfort, Grand Park Kodhipparu has introduced a complimentary service for guests staying for more than seven nights to get PCR tests done on the island.
All tests are facilitated by the resort with the assistance of a resident doctor, so you don’t have to travel out of the island. This ensures that you can enjoy your stay in ultimate luxury of relaxation.
lti Maafushivaru Maldives
One of the first in Maldives, lti Maafushivaru has introduced PCR testing on the island, eliminating the need for guests to travel out of the island to a testing facility.
Should a guest be required to present a negative test result upon their departure, the resort will be offering these on a complimentary basis for all in-house guests. This offer is currently available for all guests arriving before the December 15.
The continued health and safety of guests, employees and business partners has been a high priority for the management of lti Maafushivaru. The resort has implemented enhanced health and safety guidelines to combat the challenges bought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mirihi Island Resort
Mirihi Island offers free PCR testing facility for all the guests staying in the resort.
The resort have made arrangements to take covid-19 samples on the island by in-house doctor without the guest having to travel to a hospital. The samples will be sent to a laboratory and the results will be sent to the guests over email within 48 hours.
According to the resort, implementing COVID-19, PCR testing facility in the resort will make easy for guests who are travelling through airports that require PCR test results.
Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences
One of the most pertinent USPs right now is Amilla's policy of PCR Tests For All. The resort in the Maldives offering complimentary Rapid PCR tests for all arrivals, with results returned in just 1-3 hours.
The new development means guests at the Baa Atoll resort no longer need to quarantine in the comfort of their spacious villas and private gardens overnight until they receive a negative result. Instead, by the time they’ve freshened up, gone for a swim and ordered in villa dining, their results are in and they are free to access all of the resort’s facilities.
Crown & Champa Resorts
Following the most recent requirements, Crown & Champa Resorts is introducing PCR testing for those guests with this compulsory requirement within each resort of the collection.
Where applicable, the PCR Testing Procedure will be as follows across the Crown & Champa Resorts Collection:
Free of charge for stays more than 7 nights, with the following terms to be considered:
– Only applicable if guest has a compulsory requirement by airline or home country
– Only applicable for a maximum occupancy of 3 persons per room, additional persons as per the below supplement
– Of guest wishes to conduct the test as a personal requirement, the PCR Test Supplement will apply, subject to availability of the clinic
Supplement cost of USD 150.00 per person:
– For stays less than 7 nights
– Or without a compulsory requirement by airline or home country
– If guest wishes to conduct the test as a personal requirement
CCR reports that each PCR Test will be done through their well trained medical team whenever possible, in the resort and results will be received before departure.
Continuing to move forward and adapt to the ‘new normal’, Crown & Champa Resorts introduced – Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise – guidelines and protocols for enhanced hygiene and safety.
SAii Lagoon Maldives, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives
Thanks to its well-equipped clinic with a doctor and nurse based at The Marina at CROSSROADS, you can completely unwind knowing that you’ll have everything you need to safely return to your country. The test can be carried out at the clinic or in your villa and then will be sent to Male’ for analysis.
Priced at $162 per person, reports will be received via email and delivered straight to you without any hassle while you enjoy your stay at the resorts.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives
The Maldives are listed among the 100 safest for COVID-19 destination in the world. However given the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has taken all great precautions. The staff all wear masks, restaurant seating has spaced apart, hand sanitizing stations in various locations, check in performed at the villa and a portion of the resort was blocked off to create a quarantine zone if needed. A doctor will come by the villa to shortly after check in to take your temperatures and provided a complimentary antibody test. A PCR test will also be performed in accordance to your travel requirements.
A dedicated Covid-19 testing centre developed by resort operator Soneva at Maafaru airport in Noonu atoll was officially inaugurated on July. Soneva plans to test all guests and employees prior to their arrival at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani resorts. The new testing centre offers tourists and locals the ability to get a Covid-19 test result in less than 24 hours. The facility uses the Roche Lifecycle 96 machine, and can process up to 700 tests per day. The centre will be operated by ADK Hospitals, and funded by Soneva and Velaa.
Guests will be asked to remain in the privacy of their villa, which comes with its own private pool and private beach, for a maximum of 24 hours until the test results are received. If the result is negative, they will be free to leave their rooms and carry on as normal.
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