Maldives to welcome international tourists from July 15

In the wake of reopening the economy, in order to cushion the economic impact caused as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maldives is all set to reopen its Tourism sector from July 15.

Nearly all industries of the economy have been facing adversities owing to current pandemic, but the Tourism sector has chiefly borne the brunt of the COVID-19 restrictions being placed. Maldives, the tropical island nation comprising about 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean, heavily rely on tourism for its economy.

Maldives will open its borders for international travellers from July 15, and according to Maldives’ Tourism Ministry, liveaboards and hotels located at uninhabited islands will be open from July 15, while guest houses and hotels located at inhabited islands will be open from August 1.

Per the latest guidelines issued by the country’s Tourism Ministry, in order to attract more traffic, tourists are not required to pay an additional fee and produce a certificate or test result indicative of negative status for COVID-19 prior to entry into the Maldives.

The Ministry has also clarified that asymptomatic tourists are not required to quarantine themselves. Keeping in mind the risk factors at hand necessary precautions are being taken and the current guidelines will be open to periodical review based on further developments.

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