Is it safe to travel to the Maldives with regards to COVID-19? If there are cases of infections in Male', will tourists be vulnerable?
General precautions should be taken by the guests to protect themselves from getting infected whilst travelling to the Maldives.
As a Guest of Baros, you will not travel into Male' as you will be escorted by our team from the arrival hall at the international airport in Male' to the Baros Maldives speed boat straight away.
All our staff undergo daily temperature checks and are fully informed of the safety and hygiene precautions put into place by the government of the Maldives and the resort.
Furthermore, Baros Maldives is one of the smaller resorts and we limit the number of people on the island at any one time. Your Villas offers complete privacy and housekeeping and Villa Host services can be adjusted as per your wishes.
Has Baros Maldives reopened?
Baros has reopened since 1 October 2020.
What are the options for me to book the island?
You can book their stay at Baros Maldives through all the usual channels.
Exclusive Island Buy-Out: You can also opt to book the entire island to spend time with friends and family exclusively. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the cancellation policy if I wish to cancel my booking?
- Cancellation up to 3 days before arrival will be fully refunded.
- Should any cancellations be caused by or related to any governmental decisions or air-travel restrictions, a full refund will be given.
The above cancellation terms are valid until 31st October 2021.
What are the precautions being taken by Baros Maldives?
We have put in place a comprehensive programme to ensure that high standards for hygiene and cleanliness are met. The resort team is following the guidelines issued by the World Health Organization and local authorities, with measures in place across all touchpoints. Please read through this Travel Guide to know more about the procedures that have been taken.
SPLIT STAYS BETWEEN RESORTS
Travelling between resorts is currently subject to approval by the Ministry of Tourism and decided on a case to case basis within 24hrs before your journey from one resort to the other. The approval process will be handled by the resort. Please note, there is no guarantee that a split stay will be approved and the resort cannot be held liable for any cancellation charges that might occur.
You will need to obtain a negative PCR test certificate if you are arriving at Baros from another resort.
What is the protocol if a guest is suspected to have the virus while at the resort?
- If any guest exhibits symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, difficulty in breathing, the resident medical personnel will be informed and attend to the guest in their villa.
- The medical personnel will check travel history and other relevant information relating to the guest and will medically evaluate the guest.
What is the protocol if the guest displays COVID-19 related symptoms?
- Our Resident Doctor will take actions and isolate the guest in a separate room on the Water Villa jetty. The Health Protection Authorities (HPA) of the Maldives will be informed.
- The General Manager and Resort Manager will personally trace back the activities of the guest and identify who and where the guest has had any contact with.
- Team members who had contact with the guest will be isolated in separate rooms.
- Further advice and action will be taken based on the HPA protocol.
What measures have the local health authorities put in place to prevent an outbreak?
The government has put various measures in place to ensure the best possible way to contain the spread of COVID-19 within the Maldives. Among others, these actions include strict monitoring of travellers upon arrival and rigorous hygiene rules implemented by the HPA.
Whom can I speak to in order to get more information about onsite prevention and any other information?
All team members at Baros Maldives are always at your service. Our Resort Manager, Shijah, can be contacted via email at email@example.com for any further information.
Do you have any medical facilities available on the island?
Yes, we do have a fully equipped first aid medical facilities on the island. The Resident Doctor is available 24 hours. The nearest hospital can be reached within 20 minutes by speed boat.
What is the process prior to your arrival with regards to COVID-19 regulations in Maldives?
For the safety of everyone, the Health Protection Agency of the Maldives has made it mandatory for all inbound travellers to present a negative PCR test certificate on arrival. The test result should be not older than 96 hours. Electronic Health Declaration: all travellers to the Maldives are required to submit a health declaration within 24hrs prior to their arrival to the Maldives.
Guests with a history of contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days and/or persons who have a fever or respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat, shortness of breath within the past 14 days should not travel to the Maldives.
It is recommended that you research the airline safety and hygiene measures, as well as their requirements when processing the booking.
Is there a COVID-19 Insurance plan for travellers to the Maldives?
Yes! Allied Insurance company of the Maldives has a COVID-19 insurance plan that covers you for specific expenses you may incur due to a positive diagnosis of Covid-19 while on holiday in the Maldives.
Is it possible to do the PCR testing at Baros?
If your next destination or airline requires a PCR test before departure from the Maldives, we are happy to make its arrangements for you
Your samples will be taken at Baros by our in-house paramedic and sent to Male' for testing prior to your departure. You will receive the results within 24 hours of testing.
You would not have to worry about the logistics as we will take care of it for you!
*A fixed charge of $60 applies to the testing procedure.