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Maldives Extends On-Arrival PCR Test Validity to 96 Hours

Tourists at maldives resort which now requires PCR test 96 hours before arrival
Health Protection Agency of the Maldives has extended the entrance PCR test validity period from 72 hours to 96 hours.

Health Protection Agency of the Maldives has extended the entrance PCR test validity period from 72 hours to 96 hours. The PCR test is mandatory before tourists’ departure to the Maldives. The extension of the PCR test’s validity period comes as great news to long-distance travelers.

The Maldives made it mandatory for all tourists and other travelers entering the Maldives for to present a negative PCR certificate result for COVID-19 from 10th September 2020 onward. HPA made this decision as a safety measure for travelers. Resorts in the Maldives are also offering PCR exit screening to guests without having to travel out of the resorts.

In addition to that, the PCR certificate should include the name and address of the laboratory that performed the testing. And also result of the test, date of testing as well as name and signature of the issuing officer. Travelers need to submit the PCR certificate to Maldives Immigration via its IMUGA platform when filling the Traveler Health Declaration. Travelers should submit the self-declarative health declaration within 24 hours before travelers’ departure to the Maldives. Furthermore, all travelers, including tourists; visa holders, and Maldivians are obliged to submit the Traveller Health Declaration.

The naturally self-isolated Maldives presents some of the best resorts in the world. Tourists need a confirmed booking at a registered tourist facility before arrival to the Maldives. Likewise, this requires for processing guests’ visas. The Maldives provides guests a 30-day tourist visa (for all nationalities) upon their arrival. Thus, holidaymakers will not be subject to quarantine measures on their arrival.

Also read: Grand Park Kodhipparu Offers Free PCR Tests for Stays Exceeding 7 Nights

Tourist arrivals to the Maldives are slowly increasing since the border reopening on 15th July 2020. As per the latest statistics from the Maldives Immigration, the island archipelago welcomed over 18,867 arrivals since the border reopening.

Feature image by Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
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The Nautilus Maldives Announces Ananda Wellness Residency

The Nautilus will host two senior practitioners from the world’s most renowned holistic wellness retreat. From 16th to 26th August 2023, Ananda in the Himalayas will be at The Nautilus. Combining Ananda’s specialist Ayurvedic knowledge with The Nautilus’s timeless hospitality offering, this residency will provide the ultimate restorative wellness experience.

Exploring the Restorative Wellness Experiences

The Nautilus tailors holidays to individual needs, providing a completely bespoke experience renowned for its customization. Additionally, the resort also provides unscripted and timeless offerings to its travellers. With this, the Ananda treatments will be available to guests at any time of day. The treatment will be provided in the overwater Solasta Spa’s glass-floored private treatment pavilions. Interested guests can also explore the treatments in the comfort of guest houses and residences.

The two practitioners, Mr Sandeep Dhamada and Ms Krishna Karki, are some of Ananda’s most accomplished and expert holistic therapists. As a follow-up to these speciality treatments, The Nautilus guests will also benefit from an online consultation with an Ayurvedic physician. This will further enhance the holistic benefits of the treatments in addition to the overall experience. Ananda’s gourmet Ayurvedic cuisine is available to consume anywhere on the island, incorporating anti-inflammatory properties, with fundamental food tastes carefully combined with macronutrients.

Ananda in the Himalayas is one of the world’s leading luxury wellness retreats, aligning with the rejuvenating spirit of The Nautilus. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, the birthplace of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation, Ananda integrates these ancient practices with therapy. The partnership first launched in 2022 and this year’s iteration enhances the already extensive wellness offering with a series of curated experiences for guests looking to rebalance their body, soul and mind.

Specialty Treatments Offered by Ananda at The Nautilus:

  • Ananda Touch with Reflexology (90 Mins)- A rhythmic flowing massage with rose-scented oils. The treatment releases tension and stress combined with the stimulation of reflex points. This practice aims to restore energy flow throughout the entire body and foster balance within the body and mind.
  • Indian Head Massage with Reflexology (90 Mins)– This ancient experience relaxes, tones, and eases muscle tension. It also aids in eliminating toxins by stimulating circulation. Following this, a massage is administered to the feet, applying pressure on the soles to restore healthy energy flow throughout the body.
  • Indian Head Massage with Shiatsu (90 Mins)– A traditional massage which provides deep relaxation. Following this, Shiatsu is applied. This is a full body pressure point experience that enhances circulation and boosts the immune system.
  • Himalayan Honey and Rose Facial with Foot Massage (90 mins)– This stimulating and refreshing facial uses a blend of sandalwood and rose essential oils. We massage pure organic honey harvested from the Himalayas into the skin and apply a mask of cooling cucumber. As the mask hydrates your skin, indulge in a soothing foot massage that stimulates reflex points.
  • Ananda Moksha (90 Mins)– A full body massage which uses traditional Ayurvedic therapeutic techniques. The holistic therapy draws inspiration from the concept of Moksha, signifying a liberation of the senses and a release for the free flow of Prana or energy.

About The Nautilus Maldives

The private island of The Nautilus boasts just 26 beach and oceanside houses and residences. Guests can also explore an extensive range of facilities and spa amenities. It is surrounded by the natural beauty of Hanifaru Bay, one of the largest manta-feeding hotspots in the world, offering white sandy beaches, pristine waters, and coral reefs. This extraordinary, tranquil location combined with an unmatched ultra-luxury five-star experience make The Nautilus the perfect private island resort to relax, reset and recharge.

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