Latest News - 24 Sep 2020

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Maldives is open to all countries, however, guests will need to fill out The Traveler Health Declaration (THD). This must be filled in and submitted by all visitors twice – 24 hours before their flight to the Maldives, as well as a negative PCR test. For more recent updates visit the Maldives government’s official website.

Sri Lanka has suspended passenger arrivals from all countries at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake starting from 18 March 2020. The arrival of passengers will accordingly be halted until further notice. For more recent updates visit the Sri Lanka government’s official website.

Mauritius  Mauritian Prime Minister, Hon. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth has considered plans to gradually reopen the economies, including the tourism sector, a key pillar of the Mauritian economy and as a remarkable tourist destination. Current analysis of the tourism industry, health and safety measures and economic impacts are taken into consideration, to ensure the best sanitary measures to welcome back tourists and travellers very soon… For more recent updates visit the Mauritian government’s official website.

Seychelles Currently open to travel to by selected countries, UK included. However, guests will need to apply to travel via The Seychelles Health Travel Authorisation (HTA). A form will need to be filled out as well as a negative PCR test 72 hours before travel. There will also be a COVID tests for guests that will be done on the 5th day in the Seychelles for a selected number of hotels. For more recent updates visit the Seychelles government’s official website.

Travel Advice

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Maldives

  • No country restrictions
  • A prior confirmed booking in a registered tourist facility is compulsory.
  • The entirety of the stay shall be booked in one facility. However, exemptions shall be made for those requiring transit arrangements.
  • A confirmed pre-booking in a registered tourist facility is a pre-requisite for the visa.
  • Tourist visa extensions shall be made available to long-stay tourists and tourists who may require visa extensions due to quarantine measures without any further fees.
  • Tourists must provide emergency contact information during the visa-issuance process.
  • To travel to the Maldives, guests must fill out a THD before arrival. The Traveler Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in and submitted by all visitors twice – 24 hours before your flight to the Maldives and once more before you depart from the Maldives.

    You may submit the form electronically via http://imuga.immigration.gov.mv

  • Following the updated Air Transport Circular distributed by the Maldives Civil Aviation Authority, the Maldives has revised the PCR Test Sample taking to 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives.
  • The PCR test should contain the following information: A) Name of passenger (same as passport), B) Passport Number, C) Name and Address of the testing laboratory, D) Type of test stated as PCR test, D) Date of sampling, F) Result

For more information on travelling to the Maldives during this time, please refer to these official guidelines.


Seychelles

  • It will be compulsory for all visitors entering the Seychelles to take a Covid-19 test 48 hours prior to disembarking on the Pointe Larue International Airport.
  • A health fee of fifty dollars will have to be incurred on grounds to cover further local health procedures imposed by the Public Health Authority as part of the new requirements.
  • To travel to the Seychelles you will need a HTA. You can apply for one here via the official government website. The Seychelles Health Travel Authorisation (HTA) is mandatory for all individuals, national and foreign citizens, of all ages, that want to enter into Seychelles. Each individual is required to apply separately for an HTA before the day of travel. It is mandatory to use this website to submit your application. For children under the age of 18, the legal guardian, parent or accompanying adult is responsible for filling the application.

  • Movement will be limited for visitors around the inner islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.
  • All inclusive resorts and islands resorts will be recommended to visitors as they provide the opportunity to have guests in a self-contained environment while enjoying their holiday in paradise and respecting the social distancing measures.

Hummingbird Corona Updates Drive

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We have put together a Corona Updates Drive, which we will be updating with important and useful information.
To access it:

1) Go to https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0AEfP_WtxT7wjUk9PVA
2) Request for permission
3) Wait for access, which will be granted ASAP

Please do pass on the link and instructions to any industry partners who might need our help.

Flexible Cancellations Policies

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We are working with all of our hotels to offer flexible cancellation policies for all existing and new bookings. We hope this will help you to offer your clients a better service and ease of mind. Our reservations staff are always here to assist, please email reservations@hummingbird.travel for more information.

Emergency Contact Details

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For any emergency please call us on

Maldives  + 960 773 2406

London +44 0207 407 5122