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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Bridge Buultjens
Natasha Mihindukulasuriya
Maria Purin
Nacera El Fakir
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We are delighted to let you know that Maldives is ready to welcome you from the 15th of July 2020 with little to no restrictions.

  1. Travellers will be provided a free Tourist Visa up to 30-days on arrival

  2. A confirmed reservation prior to arrival, a valid passport and onward air tickets are mandatory

  1. Resorts, yachts and hotels are open for booking from July 15, 2020

  2. We advise you to check the operational status of your preferred resort with us

  3. Your entire stay should be in one resort

  4. Stays at multiple resorts and hotels are not allowed at this stage

  1. You are not required to adhere to any quarantine protocols upon arrival

  2. You also won’t be required to submit any medical test results upon arrival

  3. However, travellers indicating symptoms of COVID-19 will be subject to a PCR test

  4. Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost

  5. A health declaration card will be required as part of the on-arrival procedure

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 look forward to welcome you to the Sunny Side of Maldives for your much deserved luxury island holiday !