6 November 2016; The Government of Maldives today has decided to lift visa ban to travellers arriving from countries heavily affected by Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
The countries listed by World Health Organization as those heavily affected by EVD were Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in West Africa.
The restriction measures imposed by the Government of the Maldives were subjected to the following;-
- Travelers arriving from the above mentioned three countries with widespread and intense transmission of Ebola Virus Disease were not be issued on- arrival visa
- Third country nationals arriving to Maldives who have visited Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea were not be issued on-arrival visa till after 21 days had elapsed since their travel to any of these countries.
- Maldivian nationals were also advised against any travel to the affected countries Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
The Government of Maldives however remains cautious and prepared to detect and respond to any likely cases of Ebola Disease Virus