Air Astana will resume direct flights from Almaty to Male in the Maldives on 9th October 2021. Airbus A321LR and Boeing 767 aircraft will operate on the route four times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Air Astana previously operated flights to the Maldives from 5th December 2020 until 24th May 2021, prior to suspension due to government restrictions.

Economy class return airfares start at US$680 and from US$2,070 in Business class, including airport and other charges. Tickets are available on Air Astana website, sales offices and travel agencies accredited by IATA.

All passengers, including those who have been fully vaccinated, require a negative PCR test certificate in English to enter the Republic of Maldives. Additionally, passengers need to complete a Traveller Health Declaration 24 hours prior to departure. Visas will be issued free of charge upon arrival at Male Airport. Upon returning to Kazakhstan, all passengers must have a negative PCR certificate, except those who have been fully vaccinated.