For a quick overview of frequently asked COVID questions, visit our FAQ!
We are open! Since November ’20
As we face these times of uncertainty, our priority at Bliss Dhigurah continues to be the wellbeing and safety of our guests, staff and the local community.
Additional safety measures are taken to ensure the safety of the local community of the island: The guest bikini beach (~2 kilometers) is accessible all week! No face masks are required on the beach.
Excursions and diving continue as usual, with additional safety measures of course.
You’ll be able to visit all the restaurants at open guest houses as well as souvenir shops and the smalle supermarkets. It is allowed to walk through the village while wearing a face mask and maintaining social distance.
Dhigurah will remain open for international guests! In the end of July, additional rules were implemented for guest houses on local island in order to continue business. We comply! Dhigurah’s population is vaccinated as required: 60% of the total island population, 90% of all 65+ and over 95% of tourism workers have received their vaccines
No negative PCR tests are needed anymore upon arrival and departure for the Maldives
(Please still check if you need a negative PCR for your next destination / home country).
No special Split Stay form is needed anymore if you go to multiple Islands
Since travel is slightly different than normal due to the pandemic, we would like to provide some more detailed information regarding your arrival.
We feel that it is important to cover all relevant topics.
ALL nationalities are welcome to travel to the Maldives
You will be granted a 30 day visa on arrival, if you have:
- An electronic Travel Health Declaration has to be submitted within 48 hours prior to departure to the Maldives > This takes ~30 minutes
- A confirmed booking at a registered tourist facility before arrival > Which Bliss Dhigurah is.
There is a temperature check on arrival. You might be chosen for a random, free and voluntary PCR test by the Maldivian Health Authorities. You are required to wear a face mask at the airport and during domestic travel. Social distancing is mandatory.
It would be great if you could share your flight (arrival) details with us. This way we can book your onward transportation to Bliss.
An airport representative from Bliss will be at the airport to assist with onward domestic transfer. Your transfer options might slightly differ from normal. The public speedboat and domestic flight might have different timings. As soon as we receive your arrival details, we will find the best option for- and with you.
Preventive Measures at Bliss
For your safety, as well as our island community’s some additional regulations are set on Dhigurah. At Bliss, we have elevated our cleaning procedures and measurements are taken to ensure social distance.
The Process after Testing Positive
In the unlikely event that you, or a ‘close contact’ will test positive during your stay in the Maldives:
There are designated quarantine rooms on Dhigurah for max $75 a night in which you are required to be quarantined for 7 days, after which a PCR test will be taken. When tested negative, airlines will allow you to fly.
Even though this unlikely to happen as everyone is tested before arrival, it might be something you would like to be insured for. The Maldives’ national insurance company, Allied, provides this insurance from $25 per person per stay onward, which we advise you to take.
PCR Test on Arrival & Departure
Arrival: From the 5th of March vaccinated travelers are NO LONGER required to present a PCR test result upon arrival to the Maldives. (if fully vaccinated).
Departure: No longer negative PCR test needed for leaving the Maldives. However, Please make sure you still check if you need a negative PCR test going to the destination after visiting Bliss Dhigurah (for example: Home country or other holiday destination).
Important: Don’t forget that you still need to fill out the health declaration form, which you can find on this link: https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd/create
The main item to keep in mind prior to travel:
- Fill out your Travel Health Declaration within 48 hours of departure to the Maldives
- Please make sure you still check if you need a negative PCR test going to the destination after visiting Bliss Dhigurah (for example: Home country or other holiday destination).
Other links -Covid19 related
Maldives immigration: https://immigration.gov.mv/
Maldives Tourism Ministry: https://www.tourism.gov.mv/covid19
With the latest updates related to COVID regulations in the maldives, our policy regarding rebooking and cancellation is now as follows:
All bookings made via the Bliss website, or directly with the hotels can be modified or cancelled, without any cancellation fees, up to 7 days prior to arrival.
Prepayment will be taken 7 days prior to your arrival and can be made via banktransfer, for more information please do not hesitate to contact us.
This is valid from now until 30th June 2023 (with the exception of the Festive season. Please inquire at the respective hotels for additional information)
These terms may vary at any given time with prior notice and are subject to the hotel’s cancellation policy
If you need to adjust a reservation made through another travel site (such as Booking or Expedia), please contact them directly for assistance and cancellation policies.
At Bliss Dhigurah, we remain vigilant in enforcing procedures and protocols issued by the the Maldivian Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the World Health Organisation and – as always – will continue our commitment to providing meaningful, memorable experiences for all who stay with us.
Online bank transfers are encouraged, though bear additional fees and might take a few days to be cleared by the bank. Therefore, it might not always be possible for the guest to pay this way.
Card payments accepted at the guest house as well as in the restaurant. All extras will be added to the room bill and paid in one go at the end of the guests stay to avoid unnecessary contact.
Cash payments are possible in USD or MVR (we do not accept Euro payments).
Beach and palm trees of Dhigurah, Maldives
If you have any questions leading up to your arrival, please do let us know. We will keep you up to date on further developments, and look forward to seeing you soon at Bliss!
Stay safe and in good spirits,
The Bliss Team