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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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An Invite to the Front Row: SO/ Maldives Grand Opening Party!

SO/Maldives proudly announces the grand opening party of its exquisite runway.

SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.

The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row

The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.

An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.

Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!

SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.

Partnership with Riffath

SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.

Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House

Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!

Culinary Delights with Chef Dharshan Munidasa

Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage chef hailed for his accolades commands the spotlight at SO/ Maldives. Chef Dharshan’s menu is set to redefine conventional boundaries. Guests are invited to enjoy the exquisite flavours at the Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.

To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.

Musical Bliss with world-class DJs

Guests are welcome to enjoy a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovative beats of one of the leading Maldivin bands, YJ Hameed Music. The vibes are set to create a rhythm that resonates with the spirit of the island’s spirit. Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation will also be filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai takes everyone on an electrifying-after party journey.

The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor and television presenter.

Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats

Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen that originated in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner salon C. Steller, renowned for its modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.

Earth Hour

SO/ Maldives invites guests to experience an eco-conscious revelry. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immense in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu and the serene glow.

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