More than 1700 tourists arrived in Maldives since border opening

Tourists at Velaana International Airport Photo: Velaanaa International Airport

Male’, Maldives – A total of 1769 tourists have arrived in Maldives since the country opened up its borders on July 15, revealed Maldives Immigration.

According to the statistics, the number one contributor to the country’s tourism since border opening has been England, of which 258 tourists visited Maldives. In second place is America with 189 tourists arriving into the country, followed by UAE with 143 visitors. Switzerland and Germany comes in fourth and fifth with 79 and 135 tourists from each country respectively.

According to the guidelines of tourist arrivals, all visitors would be subjected to symptom checks including fever and any symptomatic individual must undergo testing, of which the cost must be borne by the tourist. Any symptomatic individual traveling with a group, will result in the entire group being tested. While some tourists may also be subject to random testing, this cost will be borne by the state. All treatment for Covid-19 will also be done at the cost of Maldives.

So far only one tourist has tested positive for Covid-19 since tourism resumed.