The safety of our guests and employees has always been the core of our business. As we prepare to welcome all of you, we want to ensure that Hurawalhi will be a safe haven for everyone.
As we all move forward and live in the ‘new normal’, Hurawalhi Island Resort in association with Crown & Champa Resorts, is introducing Hygiene Guidelines for a Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise.
This initiative is focused on enhanced resort and hotel cleaning standards and procedures, hygiene and safety practices, guest and employee interactions, and workplace guidelines while ensuring transparency throughout the customer experience journey. These guidelines will transform resorts and hotel industry standards and practices in the Maldives, to ensure that guests and employees are confident in the hygiene and safety of our property.
This initiative will reinforce guests and employees’ trust and confidence in Hurawalhi, in accordance to international and local hygiene and sanitation standards.
We look forward to the day when you will once again experience your home in paradise with assured confidence.
We will be ready when you are.
For an insightful look into the Crown & Champa Resorts’ guidelines and protocols, stakeholders’ protocols and the Maldives destination guidelines and protocols, visit http://sales.crownandchamparesorts.com/safetyprotocol/
Your questions answered before you travel
Planning to come to the Maldives? Here are some points to consider before traveling ;
Q. If I am experiencing respiratory symptoms or fever, can I still travel to the Maldives?
A. It would be best if you reconsidered traveling, you may cancel up to 72hrs prior to arrival or change dates for when you are well again.
Q. Do I need a booking before arriving in the Maldives?
A. A. Yes, a confirmed reservation is required in at least ONE property prior to arrival to the Maldives.
Q. Q. Can I stay at more than one resort during my vacation in Maldives?
A. A. Yes. Guest can experience a multi-resort-stay during your stay in the Maldives.
For guest planning to travel from one property to another, the Ministry of Tourism in Maldives requires your current resort to submit a declaration form with details of tourist travel movement between inter-tourist facilities. Guest must therefore, advice the multi-resort-stay intent at the time of the booking.
Guests will only be allowed to travel between two resorts if both resorts do not have reported, suspected or isolated case(s) of Covid-19.
Compulsory Negative PCR Test Certificate Requirement & Conditions: For multi-resort-stay to any property of the Crown & Champa Resorts (CCR) collection including Hurawalhi
Guests will be allowed to do a multi-resort-stay between any of the CCR collections properties, without a PCR test.
Guests must inform details of their multi-resort bookings to Hurawalhi before they travel.
Guests travelling from a resort outside of the CCR collection for a stay at Hurawalhi require to have Negative PCR test done 48 hours prior to arrival to Hurawalhi.
Guest staying at a resort with an active case(s) will not be able to travel for a multi-resort-stay at Hurawalhi or to a resort in the Crown & Champa Resort collection.
Kindly note Hurawalhi will not be able to accept guest travelling from Guest Houses or Safari Boats.
The resorts in the CCR collection;
Kudadoo Maldives Private Island By Hurawalhi, Hurawalhi Island Resort, Kagi Maldives Spa Island, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa and Innahura Maldives Island
Please check with your insurance company if you are covered if any of your multi-resort stay plans are disrupted.
Q. Must I have travel insurance to travel to the Maldives?
A. It is strongly advisable to take out comprehensive travel insurance to prepare for unforeseen situations.
Q. Do I need a COVID-19 RT-PCR or COVID-19 IgG, IgM antibody test before arriving in the Maldives?
A. Yes. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) of Maldives mandates that with effect from September 10 2020, all tourists and short term visitors must present a Negative PCR certificate on arrival to the Maldives.
The PCR Test must be conducted within a maximum of 96 hours prior to departure.
Q. Do I need to apply for a visa before arriving in the Maldives?
A. No, a visa on arrival will be issued for 30 days at no cost.
Q. What do I need to get the visa on arrival to the Maldives?
A. All visitors travelling to and from the Maldives are required to submit a self-declarative health declaration online via https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv, 24 hours prior to their travel. Guests must also have a confirmed reservation at a tourist resort and emergency contact details must be provided.
Q. What checks will be done of arrival at the airport?
A. Thermal imaging equipment is in the arrival hall, masks must be worn, and physical distancing observed, hand hygiene use of hand sanitizer is mandatory, and it is recommended to download the contact tracing app “TraceEkee”.
Q.Will I have to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR or COVID-19 IgG, IgM antibody test on arrival?
A.All arrivals exhibiting symptoms will need to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR at their own cost. Maldives border authorities will take random tests at no charge.
Q. What will happen if I test positive for COVID-19?
A. Health Protection Agency (HPA) guidelines must be followed. Contact tracing will identify those who need to be tested.
1. Isolation period for those identified as a positive case of Covid-19
Isolation at the Resort for 7 (seven) days from the date of sample collection is mandatory for anyone testing positive for COVID-19 and asymptomatic.
However, those who exhibit covid symptoms at the end of the isolation period specified are required to continue their isolation until 24 hours after symptoms have cleared. The above shall be applicable even if the individual(s) have not completed the prescribed dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine.
2. Quarantine duration for those identified as direct contacts
2.1 All close contacts who are identified as a direct contact of a positive case and who have completed the prescribed dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine will have to undergo quarantine for 10 (ten) days from the date of sample collection and can be released without a PCR test if the individual(s) do not exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19 at the end of the 10-day period.
However, the specified quarantine period (10 days) will come to an end upon submission of a negative PCR test done at the end of FIFTH DAY of quarantine from the date the individual(s) were identified as a direct contact and quarantined. The ease* mentioned is strictly applicable for those direct contacts who are quarantined separately.
*Please note that the eases mentioned can ONLY be exercised for those individual(s) who have completed the prescribed doses of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL) or the Maldives Food & Drug Authority and at least 14 (fourteen) days have passed after the administration of these prescribed dose(s).
2.2. If an individual who is not eligible for vaccination of a Covid-19 vaccine are placed under quarantine with a vaccinated individual who may avail the ease mentioned in 2.1, then they may requested to be released from quarantine after the fifth day with a special permission from the Maldives Health Protection Agency (HPA). Upon the request by the individual, the resort will send a special request to HPA and the individual will be released upon receiving approval from HPA.
3. All close contacts who are identified as a direct contact of a positive case and who have not completed the prescribed dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine shall complete 14 (fourteen) days of quarantine followed by a negative PCR test result at the end of this quarantine period.
The Resort Doctor or Nurse will provide primary care whilst guests are in isolation on the Resort. Should the symptoms require clinical care, this will be arranged.
The above information per the guidelines of the Health Protection Agency (HPA) of Maldives and is subject to changes without prior notice. Individuals undergoing quarantine under 1 and 2 must remain in quarantine until such time the negative test results is received or special permission is provided by HPA.
Please note there will be expenses to be paid for any period in isolation. Please check with your insurance company if you are covered.
Q. Can I get a PCR test done at the Resort?
A. Yes. Kindly refer to ‘PCR Testing At The Resorts’ for information.
Q. If I test positive for COVID-19 when I get back to my home country what should I do?
A. If you test positive within 14 days of returning home, contact Hurawalhi and we will contact the Maldives Ministry of Tourism and Health Protection Agency (HPA).
Q. If a positive or suspected COVID-19 case is identified in the Resort, will the resort go into ‘lockdown’?
A. No. Health Protection Agency (HPA) do not require Resorts to go into ‘lockdown’ in such situations. The Resort team will work together with the Health Protection Agency (HPA), following guidelines on isolation, testing and contact tracing for the individual(s) concerned, along with stringent protocols to keep all guests and employees safe.
Q. How do I download the Mobile Concierge App?
A. We advise you to download the app whilst at home, explore the resort and what it has to offer in the comfort of your home.
While at the resort, our guest services and resort employees will still be available to attend guest requests in person while maintaining physical distancing at all times.
Facilitating PCR Testing at Resort
Following the most recent requirements from certain airlines and countries for their travelers to provide a negative PCR test certificate upon their travel journey, [Resort] in association with Crown & Champa Resorts, is facilitating PCR testing for those guests with this compulsory requirement.
Where applicable, the PCR Testing Procedure will be as follows:
Free of charge for stays of 7 nights or more, with the following terms to be considered:
- Only applicable if guest has a compulsory requirement by airline or home country
- Only applicable for a maximum occupancy of 3 persons per room, additional persons as per the below supplement
- Of guest wishes to conduct the test as a personal requirement, the PCR Test Supplement will apply, subject to availability of the clinic
Supplement cost of USD 50.00 per person:
- For stays less than 7 nights
- Or without a compulsory requirement by airline or home country
- If guest wishes to conduct the test as a personal requirement
- Each PCR Test will be done through our well trained medical team whenever possible, in the resort and results will be received before departure.
- Reservations for PCR testing should be made latest 4 days prior to departure.
- Reservations for PCR testing will prioritise guests with compulsory requirement for certificate to travel from the Maldives.
- Airline or Government requirement document has to be presented upon making the PCR testing reservation in order for our team to prioritise and arrange the needful.
Latest Travel Announcements
All travelers to Maldives should hold a negative result for a nucleic acid test (PCR test) for Covid-l9 prior to entry in to the Maldives, including those who have completed the prescribed dose(s) of Covid-19 vaccines. The sample for the PCR test must be taken at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
Below are additional guidelines for travelers from Africa and South Asia:
- Arrival restrictions and requirements effective 28th November 2021 until further notice;
Suspended entry to the Maldives unless travel commenced before 0000hrs on the 28th November 2021 should ensure to present a nucleic acid test (PCR test) for Covid- l9
- Travellers currently in the Maldives
- Travellers spending a period of 14 (fourteen) days or longer in the Maldives should undergo a second nucleic acid test (PCR test) for Covid- 19 on the 14th day of their stay or prior to departure.
- Travellers spending a period of less than 14 (fourteen) days are required to take a nucleic acid test (PCR test) for Covid- 19 prior to departure.
Below are additional guidelines for travellers from other parts of the world;
|Africa||Guests travelling from or transiting through African countries following measures are applicable:
|South Asia||Guests travelling from or transiting through South Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka following measures are applicable:
The additional PCR test requirements apply to all guests with or without a verified double vaccine. No exceptions will be made.
For more information and clarifications regarding your travel, reach out to the Reservations Team firstname.lastname@example.org or your Travel Agent.
Travel Flexibility Update
Cancellation Policy Update:
We continue to allow for maximum flexibility given these unique circumstances. Book now at your convenience with the freedom of free cancellation as follows;
FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.
For more information, reach out to email@example.com or your travel partner.