iloveZA - Maldives Open To South Africans

Thanks to iloveZA for this piece in their digital publication!


“Priority Escapes, the premier lifestyle and luxury travel brand, is pleased to announce that flights to the Maldives have reopened, with its first direct flight taking off on 30th December. No visa? No problem, the destination doesn't require visas from South African travellers – all you need is a negative PCR test, a pair of sunglasses and a bathing suit.


With a direct flight from Priority Escapes, you can be at the destination of your dreams in just eight hours, eliminating the stress of needing visas for connecting destinations. Additionally, there are no quarantine requirements on landing, and all you need to bring along is a negative PCR test.

“While other beach destinations remain closed, we are ecstatic to announce that all our premier partners in the Maldives are ready and waiting to entertain our South African family,” says Francois Swart, Priority Escapes’ Managing Director.

“It has been a long year of much uncertainty, but the one thing we can assure you of is that this is a destination of a lifetime. Not only is it nature’s playground, but the abundant activities the islands have to offer are an ideal getaway for the family or as a romantic break.”


Swart can also confirm that no proof of vaccination (or visa or quarantine!) is required at this time. All destinations are following strict COVID protocols, and that bookings are now open.


About Priority Escapes:

Priority Escapes is a travel operator that continues to innovate in unprecedented times. Established in 2020 by Managing Director, Francois Swart, Priority Travel offers bespoke travel options to carefully selected resorts with tailored flexibility. Its DNA is entrenched in luxury experiences that are within reach and in conjunction with its global partner network in accommodation and air travel, it creates exclusive packages that will ensure customers get to enjoy luxurious accommodation and unparalleled service at truly unbeatable prices.