The safety of our guests and employees has always been the core of our business. As we prepare to welcome all of you, we want to ensure that Meeru will be a safe haven for everyone. As we all move forward and live in the ‘new normal’, Meeru Maldives in association with Crown & Champa Resorts, is introducing Hygiene Guidelines for a Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise.
This initiative is focused on enhanced resort and hotel cleaning standards and procedures, hygiene and safety practices, guest and employee interactions, and workplace guidelines while ensuring transparency throughout the customer experience journey. These guidelines will transform resorts and hotel industry standards and practices in the Maldives, to ensure that guests and employees are confident in the hygiene and safety of our property.
This initiative will reinforce guests and employees’ trust and confidence in Meeru, in accordance to international and local hygiene and sanitation standards.
We look forward to the day when you will once again experience your home in paradise with assured confidence.
No. Refer to COVID-19 Travel Advisory – Maldives Immigration for the latest information.
Following the most recent requirements from certain airlines and countries for their travellers to provide a negative PCR test certificate upon their travel journey, Meeru Island Resort & Spa in association with Crown & Champa Resorts is facilitating PCR testing for those guests with this compulsory requirement.
Where applicable, the PCR Testing Procedure will be as follows:
Free of charge for stays of 7 nights or more, with the following terms to be considered:
Supplement cost of USD 50.00 per person:
Where the Guests will do the PCR Tests?
Sample will be taken at Meeru and sent to Malé for PCR Testing 72hrs prior to guest departure.
Do children have to go through the PCR Test (Is there a specific age)?
Yes, kids have to go through the PCR test. There are no specific age requirements for children.
Can the guest request for Covid19 test upon arrival at the resort? Will the resort assist?
Yes, our Meeru will assist. As advised above, reservations for PCR Testing must be made a minimum of 4 days prior to departure.
Will the test results be provided within 48 hours?
Yes, under regular circumstances test results should be available within this time.
We continue to allow for maximum flexibility given these unique circumstances. Book now at your convenience with the freedom of free cancellation as follows;
FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.
It would be best if you reconsidered traveling, you may cancel up to 72hrs prior to arrival or change dates for when you are well again.
Yes, a confirmed reservation is required in at least ONE property prior to arrival to the Maldives.
No, a visa on arrival will be issued for 30 days at no cost.
All visitors travelling to and from the Maldives are required to submit a self-declarative traveler declaration online via https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv, 72 hours prior to their travel. Guests must also have a confirmed reservation at a tourist resort.
Thermal imaging equipment is in the arrival hall, masks must be worn, and physical distancing observed, hand hygiene use of hand sanitizer is mandatory.
Health Protection Agency (HPA) guidelines must be followed. Contact tracing will identify those who need to be tested.
1. Isolation period for those identified as a positive case of Covid-19
Isolation at the Resort for 7 (seven) days from the date of sample collection is mandatory for anyone testing positive for COVID-19 and asymptomatic.
However, those who exhibit covid symptoms at the end of the isolation period specified are required to continue their isolation until 24 hours after symptoms have cleared. The above shall be applicable even if the individual(s) have not completed the prescribed dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine.
2. Quarantine duration for those identified as direct contacts
2.1 Close contacts who have completed the prescribed dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine and a BOOSTER dose;
a) Individual(s) who have been identified as a direct contact of a positive case but asymptomatic, are NOT required to observe a quarantine period. However, if symptomatic the individual shall undertake a PCR test or a Rapid Antigen Test for Covid -19 and can ONLY be released upon receiving a negative test result.
b) Regardless of the ease mentioned in (a), ALL individual(s) who are identified as a direct contact of a positive case are required to undertake an additional PCR test after 05 (five) days from the date of last contact with the said positive case.
c) The ease mentioned in (a) and (b) is strictly applicable ONLY to those direct contacts who are quarantined separately from the positive case.
The above mentioned in 2.1 can ONLY be exercised if the following conditions are met:
1- Vaccine administered by the individual(s) is approved by the Maldives Food & Drug Authority or by the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL) and at least 14 (fourteen) days have passed and 06 (six) months have not exceeded after the administration of the prescribed doses.
2- If 06 (six) months have passed since completion of the prescribed doses, a BOOSTER dose for covid-19 must also be completed.
2.2 Close contacts who do not qualify under 2.1
2.2.1 All close contacts who are identified as a direct contact of a positive case, who have completed the prescribed dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine and 06 (six) months have exceeded after the administration of the prescribed doses but had not been administered a BOOSTER dose;
will have to undergo quarantine for 10 (ten) days from the date of sample collection and can be released without a PCR test if the individual(s) do not exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19 at the end of the 10-day period.
However, the specified quarantine period (10 days) will come to an end upon submission of a negative PCR test done at the end of FIFTH DAY of quarantine from the date the individual(s) were identified as a direct contact and quarantined. The ease* mentioned is strictly applicable for those direct contacts who are quarantined separately.
2.2.2 If child(ren) under 12 years of age or an individual who is not eligible for vaccination of a Covid-19 vaccine are placed under quarantine with a vaccinated individual who may avail the ease mentioned in 2.2.1, then they may requested to be released from quarantine after the fifth day with a special permission from the Maldives Health Protection Agency (HPA). Upon the request by the individual, the resort will send a special request to HPA and child(ren)/individual will be released upon receiving approval from HPA.
3. All close contacts who are identified as a direct contact of a positive case and who have not completed the prescribed dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine shall complete 14 (fourteen) days of quarantine followed by a negative PCR test result at the end of this quarantine period.
The Resort Doctor or Nurse will provide primary care whilst guests are in isolation on the Resort. Should the symptoms require clinical care, this will be arranged.
The above information per the guidelines of the Health Protection Agency (HPA) of Maldives and is subject to changes without prior notice. Individuals undergoing quarantine under 1 and 2 must remain in quarantine until such time the negative test results is received or special permission is provided by HPA.
Please note there will be expenses to be paid for any period in isolation. Please check with your insurance company if you are covered.
If you test positive within 14 days of returning home, contact the Resort you stayed in, and they will contact the Maldives Ministry of Tourism and Health Protection Agency (HPA).
No. Health Protection Agency (HPA) do not require Resorts to go into ‘lockdown’ in such situations. The Resort team will work together with the Health Protection Agency (HPA), following guidelines on isolation, testing and contact tracing for the individual(s) concerned, along with stringent protocols to keep all guests and employees safe.
Yes. Kindly refer to ‘Facilitating PCR Testing At The Resort’ for information.
The Link will be sent to the guest upon confirming the booking and will be as well available on our website. We advise you to download the app whilst at home, explore the resort and what it has to offer in the comfort of your home.
While at the resort, our guest services and resort employees will still be available to attend guest requests in person while maintaining physical distancing at all times.