Have an upcoming trip to the Maldives and are in two minds about cancelling?

Have an upcoming trip to the Maldives and are in two minds about cancelling?

Below are the 4 Expert Tips on which your decision should depend!

1. The Destination Matters

  • Do not travel to any destination that poses a greater risk of infection
  • Choose any low risk destination such as Maldives, because
    • The one island one resort concept will isolate you away from mass human interactions.
    • All inward travel from affected countries to the Maldives have already been stopped
    • Maldives airport is fast moving and has a strict bio-screening process for all tourists despite the origin

2. Time Your Decision

  • Don’t wait till the last minute to cancel your holiday. The longer you wait the lesser your chances are for a full refund

3. Know What’s Covered by your Insurance Policy?

  • Most of the travel insurances do not cover pandemics. But it will be worth a shot to try

4. Final Decision of to cancel or not to cancel?

  • Given the circumstances it will be good idea to cancel unless your travels are absolutely necessary
  • If the cancellation charges are hefty your next best option is to postpone the holiday to later this year or even to 2021
  • The silver lining is that when you postpone the holiday, you will also avail better early bird discounts and longer installment plans

If you do end up in the Maldives, make sure to wash your worries away in the breathtaking turquoise lagoons and enjoy your holiday knowing you are in one of the safest destinations in the world.

On March 11, 2020


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COVID-19 Travel Updates

First and foremost, our hearts are with those who have been affected by COVID-19.
We are also delighted to let you know that all International Travellers are welcome in the Maldives again with effective Covid-19 related government protocols in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

  1. On-arrival visas are still available for all tourists, and visa extensions are available for any long-stay holidaymakers. For your free 30-day on-arrival tourist visa, you have to provide:

  2. A confirmed hotel booking, sufficient funds and confirmed return ticket.

  3. Health Declaration Form x 2 (on arrival and prior to departure)

  4. A negative PCR test conducted less than 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation enroute to the Maldives.

  5. Infants less than 12 months old are exempt from this requirement. Travelers who have a transit of 24 hours or more during their journey are required to redo their PCR test prior to arrival in the Maldives.

  6. Under current circumstances, tourists may visit other operational resorts subject to prior approval from the Ministry of Tourism. You are advised to inform the prior so that we may facilitate the approval process via the resorts.

To help you book with confidence, OV Holidays provides you the following:

  1. Exceptional Cancellation Policy

  2. COVID-19 Refund Request

  3. Amazing Discounts of up to 50% for New Bookings

  4. Minimal Deposit Fee & Zero-Interest Installment Plans

  1. Dedicated hotline for bookings within 14days of arrival

  2. Personal Destination Specialist to assist round the clock

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your patience and kind understanding at these trying times.
We will continue to monitor the events unfolding and keep you updated on the changes to these procedures so that you can enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.
Thank you for your continued support to OV Holidays. Keep Safe.