Is Maldives open for tourism? You may ask. Well, look for better days now as the Maldives resumes visa on arrival for South Asian countries! It is all set to open its doors for those who have been holding up their Maldives holiday in 2021. You can now finally plan a relaxing vacation as Maldives reopens for Indian tourists from July 15.
On Tuesday, June 29, the Maldives announced that it is geared up to welcome tourists with open arms from July 15. This was the decision of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih government who, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, also mentioned reviewing this situation periodically from July 1 to July 15.
Ministry of Tourism went onto their Twitter handle and tweeted, “#Maldives will restart issuing of on-arrival tourist visa starting July 15 to tourists travelling from South Asia. Tourists need a negative #PCR result to enter the Maldives. Further details will follow accordingly.”
#Maldives will restart issuing of on arrival tourist visa starting 15th July to tourists travelling from South Asia. Tourists need a negative #PCR result to enter Maldives. Further details will follow accordingly. #VisitMaldives @visitmaldives
— Ministry of Tourism (@MoTmv) June 29, 2021
The Maldives heavily depend on tourism for their economy and this pandemic came as a huge economic hit. Male was the last destination to close its border to tourists. With the island opening back up, it will come as a huge relief to their tourism business.
Maldives Travel Guidelines 2021
While visiting this island country, it is mandatory to hold a negative RT-PCR report for COVID-19 taken prior to entry into the Maldives.
You can stay at the resorts in the Maldives that are cocooned on separate islands from July 15, 2021. So, if your travel-hungry soul desires to visit this breathtakingly gorgeous island, then get ready to escape the world and delve into a state of utter relaxation amidst nature’s bliss.