Latest updates on COVID-19


For Japanese - Latest Updates in Maldives

From 15 July 2020 Maldives is re-opened for international tourists. All tourists travelling to Maldives will be provided up to 30-day free tourist visa on arrival. Tourists will however be required to fulfil safety criteria when travelling to Maldives. A confirmed booking in a tourist establishment registered with the Ministry of Tourism, prior to travelling is mandatory. Please visit following websites for more information:

Negative PCR test requirement: Effective from 20th December 2020, as a preventive measure for COVID19, all arrivals should have a negative PCR result with a sample taken 96 hours prior to their departure to the Maldives. lf the passenger makes a transit during the journey, the initial PCR test will be valid if the transit does not exceed 24 hours. lf a passenger makes a transit exceeding 24 hours, the passenger must take a repeat PCR test within 96 hours prior to embarkation at the port of transit.


 Immigration Maldives

All travellers travelling to Maldives are required to submit a self-declarative health declaration within 24 hours prior their departure to Maldives.


Maldives Tourism

Updates on VisitMaldives website, including Tentative Resort Opening Dates

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Maldives Ministry of Tourism

Information on tourism-related updates and regulations

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Maldives Civil Aviation Authority

Important notices for those planning to travel to Maldives.

The latest air transport circulars providing rules for passengers, airlines and aircraft operators operating to Maldives.


Embassy of Japan in Male’

Information and contact of Japanese Embassy in Male’



For Maldivians - Latest Updates in Japan


The Embassy requests all Maldivians in Japan and South Korea to register at the Embassy


Consular Section, Embassy of Japan in Maldives

Provides information on visa and travel for Maldivians traveling to Japan


Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan


Preventive Measures


Japanese Government advices to follow basic hygiene practices. It is important to wash your hands frequently and to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or with the crook of your arm if a tissue is unavailable, when coughing or sneezing to prevent infection, just as you do for the common cold or the flu. We strongly recommend everyday preventive actions to help keep the virus from spreading.


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Guidelines for Consultation from Japanese Government


If you have any symptoms, please call the consultation center for potential exposure to COVID-19 assigned for your district. Please also let the consultation center know if you are a senior citizen or have an underlying disease, and you have had symptoms for about two days.


If the consultation center suspects that you have been infected with the virus, the center will refer you to a medical institution with services for people with potential exposure to COVID-19. Please visit the medical institution, wearing a facemask, and refrain from using public transportation.

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What if you do not speak Japanese?


In general, check the website of the prefecture or municipality that you are in. If there is no information available contact JNTO


Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO)

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) operates a visitor hotline 24 hours. Call for tourist info or assistance in case of accidents and emergencies including novel coronavirus(COVID-19). Support is available in English.

From Japan: 050-3816-2787

From Overseas: +81-50-3816-2787

Chatbot (in case of emergencies only):

(available 24 hours every day, including holidays). 


Local Government in English


Tokyo metropolitan area

Contact Himawari at 03-5285-8181 (available 9 am to 8pm every day, including holidays)

Tokyo Metropolitan Government:



Contact The Osaka International House Foundation at 05-6773-6533 (available 9am to 7pm) weekdays and 9am to 5:30pm on weekends and holidays)



Contact the Aichi Multilingual Call Center via: (available 24 hours every day, including holidays)


Hokkaido Government:


Okinawa Government:


Council of Local Authorities for International Relations: 

(Provides general guidelines in English and other languages)


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