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A Safe Holiday Experience At Kuredu

A Safe Holiday Experience At Kuredu

18 Jul 2020

Kuredu is open!

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 Kuredu will be a safe haven for everyone.

As we all move forward and live in the ‘new normal’, Kuredu Maldives 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 Kuredu, 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.

Kuredu Team
#readywhenyouareMV

Download Our Health & Safety Guidelines – A Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise

Learn More

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. Yes, a confirmed reservation is required in at least ONE property prior to arrival to the Maldives.

Q. Can I stay at more than one resort during my vacation in Maldives?
A. Yes, a confirmed reservation is required in at least ONE property prior to arrival to the Maldives.

Q. Can I stay at more than one resort during my vacation in Maldives?
A. Yes.

1. Guests will be allowed to do a split stay between any CCR* Resort, without any PCR test if the guest is fully vaccinated.

2. Guests will be allowed to do a split stay between CCR* Resort and any other Maldives resort, without any PCR test if the guest is fully vaccinated.

3. Guests travelling from a Guest House or Safari Boat, can visit the resort without a Negative PCR test if the guest is fully vaccinated.

4. Non vaccinated guests will require negative PCR test to visit CCR* Resorts, if travelling from any other Resort, Safari boat or guest houses.

5. If guests have a night arrival flight and requires overnight at airport/Male’, CCR* will be flexible to accommodate guest without a new PCR test.

6. Should guests be scheduled to travel to a CCR* resort from a resort which is under monitoring or with any positive cases, CCR* will not be able to accept these guests without negative PCR test.

*The resorts in the Crown & Champa Resorts (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. Refer to: COVID-19 Travel Advisory – Maldives Immigration for the latest information.

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 traveler declaration online via https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv, 72 hours prior to their travel. Guests must also have a confirmed reservation at a tourist resort.

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 Close contacts who have completed the prescribed dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine and a BOOSTER dose;

a) Individual(s) who have been identified as a direct contact of a positive case but asymptomatic, are NOT required to observe a quarantine period. However, if symptomatic the individual shall undertake a PCR test or a Rapid Antigen Test for Covid -19 and can ONLY be released upon receiving a negative test result.

b) Regardless of the ease mentioned in (a), ALL individual(s) who are identified as a direct contact of a positive case are required to undertake an additional PCR test after 05 (five) days from the date of last contact with the said positive case.

c) The ease mentioned in (a) and (b) is strictly applicable ONLY to those direct contacts who are quarantined separately from the positive case.

The above mentioned in 2.1 can ONLY be exercised if the following conditions are met:

1- Vaccine administered by the individual(s) is approved by the Maldives Food & Drug Authority or by the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL) and at least 14 (fourteen) days have passed and 06 (six) months have not exceeded after the administration of the prescribed doses.

2- If 06 (six) months have passed since completion of the prescribed doses, a BOOSTER dose for covid-19 must also be completed.

2.2 Close contacts who does not qualify under 2.1

2.2.1 All close contacts who are identified as a direct contact of a positive case, who have completed the prescribed dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine and 06 (six) months have exceeded after the administration of the prescribed doses but had not been administered a BOOSTER dose;
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.

2.2.2 If child(ren) under 12 years of age or 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 2.2.1, 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 child(ren)/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 Kuredu 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.

   

Your frequent questions about the resort experience answered

Q. Do I have to where a mask at the resort?
A. For safety reasons, guests must wear masks inside the buffet restaurant area, in closed spaces and at the Spa.

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

Kindly note:

  • 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:

Region Details
Africa Guests travelling from or transiting through African countries following measures are applicable:

  • Upon the third day of the guest‘s stay, the first PCR test will be conducted.
  • Test results are expected within 24 hours from the test has been taken.
  • Cost for the first PCR Test will be USD 50.00 per person and has to be paid directly to the resort upon arrival.
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:

  • Travelers with a completed vaccination certificate (valid within a minimum of 14 days prior to arrival):
    • Will be exempted from the Negative PCR testing upon arrival. Only approved WHO Vaccination certificates will be accepted.
    • Guest are requested to send the resort a copy of the completed Covid-19 vaccination certificate per guest, at least 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • Travelers travelling without vaccination certificate:
    • Upon arrival, a PCR Test will be conducted from the guests.
    • Until the test result has been received, guests will be obligated to stay in their assigned room.
    • Test results are expected within 24 hours from the test has been taken
    • Cost for the Arrival PCR Test will be USD50.00 per person and has to be paid directly to the resort upon arrival.
  • The Second PCR Test:
    • A 2nd PCR Test will be conducted 72 hours prior to departure as per the requirement of returning country/airline.
    • For stays, less than 7 nights, the 2nd PCR Test prior to departure will be at a cost of USD50.00 per person.
    • For stays above 7 nights, the test is complimentary prior to departure, for a maximum of 3 persons sharing the same room.
  • Travelers with Positive PCR Test results will be required to follow the below procedure:
    • Should the guest receive a positive PCR Test result, guests are required to be quarantined with immediate effect, for a period of 14 days.
    • This is a compulsory regulation enforced by the Health Protection Agency of Maldives.
    • The quarantine period will be at an additional charge per night per room, and has to be covered by the guest or the responsible Tour Operator/Agent, directly to the resort.

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 [email protected] 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 protected] or your travel partner.