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Amilla Maldives Resort Acquires Rapid COVID-19 Testing Machine

Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences has made further strides in protecting the resort from COVID-19, whilst simultaneously improving the guest experience, with the acquisition of a RT-PCR machine.The new COVID-19 testing machine is enabling Amilla guests to receive their results in just one to three hours, whereas previously samples had to be flown to a lab on another island (with a turnaround time of 12 to 18 hours).


The new development means guests at the Baa Atoll resort no longer need to quarantine in the comfort of their spacious villas and private gardens overnight until they receive a negative result. Instead, by the time they’ve freshened up, gone for a swim and ordered in villa dining, their results are in and they are free to access all of the resort’s facilities. 

Amilla Maldives has been offering complimentary PCR tests on arrival to the island for all guests and staff ever since the Maldivian borders reopened in July 2020. So far, Amilla Maldives has invested more than USD150,000 on providing complimentary PCR tests to provide peace of mind and safety for guests and staff alike. 

The new RT-PCR machine is already proving very successful in processing samples from arrivals. It can get the results back from a group of five guests  in just one hour; 10 in two hours and 15 in three hours.

  Amilla is one of only a handful of resorts in the Maldives offering this sophisticated level of protection against COVID-19. Currently, anyone travelling to the Maldives is only required to take one PCR test 96 hours prior to boarding their outbound flight, while whether to conduct additional tests on arrival or not is left up to the individual resorts to decide.