Latest News - 03 July 2020

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Maldives His Excellency Presidecnt Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has annouced the date for reopening Maldives for tourism will be on the 15th of July 2020. As Maldives prepare to welcome guests The  Ministry of Tourism has published a ‘Guideline for Restarting Torusim in the Maldives’  along with important information for traveller during this reopening phase.

For more recent updates visit the Maldivian governments official website- here

Sri Lanka has suspended 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 further notice.

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

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.. – here

Seychelles Phase one of the re-opening of the borders, which will be effective as of June 1, 2020, will include the lift in air travel restrictions on the destination will be subjected to maximum control.

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

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.

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.
  • 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