Latest News - 25 March 2020

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Maldives is to halt issuing on-arrival visa from March 27 onwards. All arrivals will not be let into the Maldives till further notice. Guests are allowed to depart the Maldives but please get in touch with your airline providers as they are also reducing operations. We are here to work with you to facilitate an easy and stress free departure for all your clients.

For more recent updates visit the Maldivian government’s official website – here

Sri Lanka will suspend passenger arrivals from all countries at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake starting from 18 March 2020. Arrival of passengers will accordingly be halted until March 31.

For more recent updates visit the Sri Lankan governments official website – here

Mauritius  The ongoing Covid-19 curfew will be extended to 1st June 2020 and schools will remain closed till 1st August 2020. As from 15 May 2020, more businesses will be allowed to operate, namely bakeries, hardware stores and fish markets and the opening hours of supermarkets will be extended to 20 00 hrs. Banks will continue to operate under strict hygiene protocol. – here

Seychelles closes borders to all countries, with the outbreak escalating globally, there is a possibility of having new cases of COVID-19 amongst passengers who have already arrived in Seychelles. Seychelles needs to continue focusing its resources on dealing with the current situation locally and mitigating the impact of the outbreak on its citizens.

For more recent updates visit the Seychelles  governments official website – here

Travel Advice

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Maldives

Maldives is to halt issuing on-arrival visa from March 27 onwards. All arrivals will not be let into the Maldives till further notice. Guests are allowed to depart the Maldives

Further Travel Restrictions on the Following

  • Iran from 26th February 2020.
  • North Gyeongsang Province and South Gyeongsang Province of Republic of South Korea from 3rd March 2020
  • Mainland China effective 04 February 2020
  • Italy, effective from 8th March 2020.
  • Bangladesh, effective from 10th to 24th March 2020
  • Spain, effective from l5’h March 2020
  • Ile-de-France and Grand Est, of France effective from l5th March 2020
  • Bavaria, North Rhine Westphalia and Baden-Wuerttemberg regions of Germany, effective from l5th March 2020.
  • Malaysia effective from l7th March 2020
  • United Kindgom effective from l9th March 2020
  • All Maldivians and spouses of Maldivian nationals arriving from the mentioned countries and regions will be permitted entry.

Mauritius

  • As from 06H00 GMT (10h00 local time) this Thursday, 19 March 2020, borders will be closed for the next 15 days for all passengers (local and international) arriving on the territory.
  • All passengers, Mauritian and International, arriving before this deadline, i.e. 06H00 GMT (10h00 local time), will be placed automatically in quarantine.
  • Passengers who  wish to leave the Mauritian territories are advised to contact their respective travel agencies or airline companies for flight re-scheduling.

Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka will suspend passenger arrivals from all countries at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake starting from 18 March 2020. Arrival of passengers will accordingly be halted until March 31.

Seychelles

  • Any passenger arriving from ANY country (except returning Seychellois citizens) will NOT be allowed to enter Seychelles.
  • In the event that a person who has been to ANY country (except returning Seychellois citizens) arrives in Seychelles, he/she will not be allowed entry and the carrier airline or vessel will be responsible for the immediate return of the passenger.
  • All Seychellois citizens returning from ANY country will be subjected to additional health screening and placed under obligatory quarantine for at least 14 days upon arrival.

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