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  • Go First resumes flights to Maldives from July 15, to increase frequency from August Jul 13, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    Go First resumes flights to Maldives from July 15, to increase frequency from August

    While two Go First flights to Maldives will operate per week from July 15, the frequency will be increased to four per week from August 1. From September onwards, the airline plans to operate daily flights.

  • Maldives reopens for tourists from India, South Asian countries from July 15: Check complete rules here Jul 12, 2021 01:31 PM IST

    Maldives reopens for tourists from India, South Asian countries from July 15: Check complete rules here

    In June, the Ministry of Tourism Maldives announced that it would issue on-arrival tourist visas to South Asian travellers from July 15.

  • Germany and Maldives now open to tourists, non-essential travellers from India: Check details Jul 07, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    Germany and Maldives now open to tourists, non-essential travellers from India: Check details

    German health agency Robert Koch Institute has lifted its ban on travellers from five countries -- India, Nepal, Russia, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. On July 7, these countries were reclassified as “high-incidence areas” instead of the “virus variant country” category.

  • The Maldives lured tourists back. Now it needs nurses Jun 18, 2021 11:30 AM IST

    The Maldives lured tourists back. Now it needs nurses

    Maldives, which has otherwise tackled the pandemic with meticulous attention to detail, isn’t sure how to staff its hospitals for the next crisis.

  • Maldives' Abdulla Shahid elected as President of the 76th session of UNGA Jun 07, 2021 09:57 PM IST

    Maldives' Abdulla Shahid elected as President of the 76th session of UNGA

    The 193-member General Assembly voted on Monday to elect the President, who will preside over the 76th session of the UN body that will commence in September.

  • COVID-19 surge | Maldives bans entry of Indian, other South Asian tourists May 12, 2021 12:59 PM IST

    COVID-19 surge | Maldives bans entry of Indian, other South Asian tourists

    Maldives recorded over 1500 new infections on May 11 that took the total tally to over 38,000 cases.

  • Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed hurt in blast outside home: Police May 06, 2021 10:57 PM IST

    Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed hurt in blast outside home: Police

    Images from state TV channel PSM showed security services securing the scene of the incident in the capital Male.

  • Americans advised to avoid all travels to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Maldives Apr 23, 2021 09:06 AM IST

    Americans advised to avoid all travels to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Maldives

    In a series of travel advisories on Thursday, the authorities also urged Americans to reconsider travel to China and Nepal; exercise increased caution while travelling to Sri Lanka and exercise normal travel precaution to Bhutan, which has been given Level 1, the safest level for travelling overseas.

  • India signs $50 million defence LoC agreement to boost maritime capabilities of Maldives Feb 21, 2021 01:01 PM IST

    India signs $50 million defence LoC agreement to boost maritime capabilities of Maldives

    "Cordial meeting with Defence Minister @MariyaDidi . Useful exchange on our defence cooperation. India will always be a reliable security partner for the Maldives," he tweeted.

  • India offers $40 million Line of Credit to boost sports infrastructure in Maldives Feb 20, 2021 06:36 PM IST

    India offers $40 million Line of Credit to boost sports infrastructure in Maldives

    Jaishankar, who arrived here on the first leg of his two-nation tour that will also take him to Mauritius, handed over 100,000 additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Foreign Minister and Health Minister Kerafa Naseem.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | India announces supply of coronavirus vaccines to six countries under grant assistance Jan 19, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | India announces supply of coronavirus vaccines to six countries under grant assistance

    MEA said India will supply COVID-19 vaccines to partner countries over the coming weeks and months in a phased manner keeping in view the domestic requirements.

  • SpiceJet to start Mumbai-Male flights from December 24 Dec 21, 2020 07:59 PM IST

    SpiceJet to start Mumbai-Male flights from December 24

    The Mumbai-Male flights will operate under the bilateral air bubble arrangement established between India and the Maldives, the airline said in a press release.

  • Things to do in Maldives, where the world seems headed this year-end Dec 05, 2020 11:05 AM IST

    Things to do in Maldives, where the world seems headed this year-end

    The highest point in the Maldives is less than 1.5 metres above sea level and in the past 15 years the temperature and water levels have been rising menacingly and the nation is sinking helplessly. Naysayers predict that by the turn of the century, the Maldives would vanish off the map – it would be buried in the turquoise waters.

  • Maldives thanks India for $250 million support amid COVID-19 pandemic Sep 30, 2020 11:10 AM IST

    Maldives thanks India for $250 million support amid COVID-19 pandemic

    The financial assistance was announced first during a virtual meeting with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and provided through a Treasury Bond sale to the State Bank of India (SBI), Male which has a tenure of 10 years for repayment, the statement said.

  • India to loan coronavirus-hit Maldives $250 million Sep 20, 2020 05:26 PM IST

    India to loan coronavirus-hit Maldives $250 million

    The Indian Ocean archipelago, renowned for its luxury resorts, has been badly hit by the pandemic, with foreign tourists failing to flock back in large numbers after international flights restarted in mid-July.

  • Over 580 Indian evacuees from Maldives arrive in Kochi by naval ship May 17, 2020 01:27 PM IST

    Over 580 Indian evacuees from Maldives arrive in Kochi by naval ship

    The Indian Navy ship INS Jalashwa under "Operation Samudra Setu" with 588 evacuees from the Maldives arrived at the Cochin Port at 11.30 am on Sunday

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Ship from Maldives with 588 Indians to arrive in Kochi on May 17 May 16, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Ship from Maldives with 588 Indians to arrive in Kochi on May 17

    In its Phase 2 of Operation Samudra Setu, INS Jalashwa left Male for Kochi with 588 Indian citizens including 70 women, 21 children and 497 on board on Saturday morning, a Defence source said here.

  • Ship from Maldives with about 700 stranded Indians to arrive on May 10 May 09, 2020 04:00 PM IST

    Ship from Maldives with about 700 stranded Indians to arrive on May 10

    INS Jalashwa, participating in Indian Navy's "Operation Samudra Setu" to bring home Indians stuck in foreign countries due to COVID-19 pandemic, has departed from Male port for Kochi with 698 Indian nationals on board on Friday night. It is expected to reach here on Sunday.

  • Three ships sent to evacuate Indians from the Maldives and UAE: Defence Official May 05, 2020 07:10 AM IST

    Three ships sent to evacuate Indians from the Maldives and UAE: Defence Official

    While INS Shardul diverted to Dubai to evacuate the expatriates, the spokesperson added.

  • Security | Terror groups are gaining ground in India’s neighbourhood Apr 26, 2020 10:27 AM IST

    Security | Terror groups are gaining ground in India’s neighbourhood

    New Delhi must not ignore the twin threats — of Al-Qaeda from the Af-Pak region and Islamic State from the Maldives

  • Coronavirus pandemic: India will stand by Maldives in this challenging time, says PM Modi Apr 20, 2020 01:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: India will stand by Maldives in this challenging time, says PM Modi

    "The special bond between India and Maldives strengthens our resolve to fight this common enemy together," the prime minister tweeted.

  • India welcomes return of Maldives to Commonwealth Feb 01, 2020 08:40 PM IST

    India welcomes return of Maldives to Commonwealth

    The Commonwealth is a key grouping of countries, most of which are former territories of the British Empire.

  • India sends back Maldives' ex-vice president attempting illegal entry Aug 03, 2019 05:20 PM IST

    India sends back Maldives' ex-vice president attempting illegal entry

    Indian authorities detained Adeeb early on August 1 after they were tipped off by the company operating the Singapore-flagged tugboat carrying him, port and police officials had said.

  • Maldives to confer country's highest honour on PM Narendra Modi Jun 08, 2019 03:31 PM IST

    Maldives to confer country's highest honour on PM Narendra Modi

    PM Modi said India considers the country as a valued partner with whom it shares deep bonds of history and culture.

  • India to appoint experts in Maldives to work on financial crime, money laundering May 29, 2019 02:40 PM IST

    India to appoint experts in Maldives to work on financial crime, money laundering

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to travel to the Maldives early next month.

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