It’s time to go blue once again as India-Maldives flights are resuming from July 15. The happy announcement was made by the Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih but he also said that the government will keep a tab on the pandemic situation between 1 and 15 July.
Apparently, the Maldivian government has decided to resume international flight services from next week, which is July 15. The country will reopen its borders to other South Asian countries as well.
Go First Schedule
From India, Go First, which was GoAir before, will be operating flights from Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai to Malé from July 15. The flight will be available twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays. Then from August 4, more flights will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays. If all goes well, then from September 3, flights between the two countries will operate daily.
From Delhi, flights for Malé will leave at 9:50 AM, and land at 1:20 PM in the afternoon. The return leg will leave Malé at 2:35 PM, and land in Delhi at 7:05 PM in the evening. From Mumbai, the flights will land at Malé Airport at 12:05 PM, and from Bengaluru at 1:05 PM.
Direct flights for Malé will be operated by IndiGo from Mumbai ,kochi and Bengaluru. From Kochi and Bengaluru, flights will be available from July 15 onwards, on Thursdays.
Flights from Mumbai will begin from July 16 and will be available twice a week on Fridays and Saturdays, then daily from July 20. All these flights will land in Malé between 1 PM and 4 PM.
According to recent updates from the Maldives, international passengers need to carry a negative RT-PCR test report before entering the country. A health declaration form on the Maldives immigration portal should be filled by the travellers 24 hours before departure. No mandatory quarantine or test on arrival.
If someone shows COVID-19 symptoms, they will have to undergo a PCR test.