This discreet notice to guests at Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives is one of the few reminders of the coronavirus pandemic - unless, like our reporter, you go island-hopping and endure multiple Covid-19 tests. Photo: Lee Cobaj
This discreet notice to guests at Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives is one of the few reminders of the coronavirus pandemic - unless, like our reporter, you go island-hopping and endure multiple Covid-19 tests. Photo: Lee Cobaj

What coronavirus? Island-hopping through the Maldives, while involving many Covid-19 tests, offers a glimpse of what post-pandemic travel could feel like

  • A negative PCR test, an online health declaration and a hotel booking are all that’s needed to enter the Maldives, which has pandemic travel down to a fine art
  • Our correspondent spent nearly a month island-hopping to nine Maldivian resorts – from one with villas shaped like boats to a Robinson Crusoe-esque hideaway

This discreet notice to guests at Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives is one of the few reminders of the coronavirus pandemic - unless, like our reporter, you go island-hopping and endure multiple Covid-19 tests. Photo: Lee Cobaj
This discreet notice to guests at Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives is one of the few reminders of the coronavirus pandemic - unless, like our reporter, you go island-hopping and endure multiple Covid-19 tests. Photo: Lee Cobaj
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