The Maldives Will Reopen On July 15th Without Restrictions, Will You Travel?

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Countries around the world are starting to reopen, but many will ban Americans, where coronavirus continues to spread unabatedly.

The Maldives on the other hand will open to everyone on July 15th. They ask that you not come within 14 days of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, but otherwise everyone is free to visit with no test required. Individual resorts may require their own testing.

 

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It appears that Hyatt and Marriott resorts in the Maldives aren’t accepting reservations until October, but Hilton resorts, including the Conrad and Waldorf Astoria, are open.

Plus you can buy Hilton points on the cheap right now and stay in an overwater villa with a private pool at the Conrad for 76K points/night ($380 when buying points) on a 5 night stay or at the Waldorf for 96K points/night ($480 when buying points) on a 5 night stay.

 

You can get to the Maldives on Emirates via Dubai, plus you can even fly without fuel surcharges. However, Emirates first class showers and business class bar are currently closed due to COVID-19.

You can also fly to the Maldives on Qatar via Doha, on Etihad via Abu Dhabi, or on Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong.

Do you feel comfortable enough to travel yet? Will the Maldives be in your travel plans?

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49 Comments On "The Maldives Will Reopen On July 15th Without Restrictions, Will You Travel?"

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Gittel

If I have money I will travel anywhere

Michael

Who uses money to travel?

Helen

I would travel in a heartbeat. I wish I had the time in my schedule to go to the Maldives now.

Eitan

Dan can you keep posting articles like this that provide updates on countries that are removing restrictions and permitting US tourists? Super useful!!

Jake

Can you ender Dubai with Covid? Where do you recommend staying for shabbos ( a country that accepts US citizens during covid) if you don’t want to stay in the Maldives for shabbos?

Abey

Yes a breakdown on current travel restrictions and reopening is very useful

Dr Moose

They need the tourist’s money. Waiting on Israel to do the same…

Gary

Israel economy is much more developed and much less tourist dependant.

Traveler

Any Minyan there?

Jack

At the overwater bungalow Unit B16

Yanky

Hi Dan,
What are my best options for Shabbos?

Kbzsk

Nope. Don’t want to get sick. My 59 yo sister died of covid.

Gary

Baruch dayan haemes. I’m sorry for your loss.

Mark

Absolutely going! Dream vacation and now I can afford it

S

Is etihad flying again out of jfk and if i plan to go to Dubai in July will i be able to arrive in auh

Joel

Dan, wby is it when ever I search for availability on HH for the Waldorf Maldives I never find any available dates for 120k a night. What am I missing?!

Tavster

@dan have you posted a trip report on the STR?

Mogr

Is there kosher food available in the Maldives?

Helen

Yes

Zack

Do Israeli passports have an issue flying though these Arab countries?
What about Canadian that’s says Jerusalem as birth place?

YaakovD

Other destinations open / opening to US travelers from some research:

St. Lucia – Open. A negative test is required for entry.
Antigua and Barbuda – Open. Temp. checks and face coverings mandatory until September. No quarantine requirement.
Jamaica – Open
Bahamas – Opens July 1.
Aruba – Opens for Americans July 10.
Puerto Rico – Opens July 15
Turks and Caicos – Opens July 22

Tanzania – Open
Maldives – Opening July 15
French Polynesia / Bora Bora – Opening July 15. Will require negative test result within 3 days of travel, or proof of antibodies.
Sri Lanka – Opens Aug. 1. A negative test and minimum 5-night stay is required.

YaakovD

Also Cancun and Cabo in Mexico are open I believe.

zack

Does anyone know about flying through these arab countries if my canadian passport says birthplace jerusalem on it

yy

I don’t get why any frum Jew would want to visit the Maldives, where it’s illegal to practice any religion other than Islam. https://www.state.gov/reports/2018-report-on-international-religious-freedom/maldives/

mordy

My plan for Maldives.
Leave JFK on a Thursday am flight Stopover in Moscow for shabbos,
and leave motza to MLE so I can have 5 full days there.

levi

Plus you can buy Hilton points on the cheap right now and stay in an overwater villa with a private pool at the Conrad for 76K points/night ($380 when buying points) on a 5 night stay or at the Waldorf for 96K points/night ($380 when buying points) on a 5 night stay.

How are they both $380 if they’re different amount of points? did I miss something?

Alan

@Dan how can we get the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi at the price like you explained and showed

Travel Entuziast

I will go to places because they are open.

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