Tourists must show proof of negative Covid-19 test to enter: Maldives

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Male’, Maldives – The Tourism Ministry of Maldives has announced the decision of Health Protection Agency (HPA) to make it mandatory for all tourists and short term visitors to present a negative PCR certificate on arrival in to the Maldives.

This was announced in a tweet sent out by the offical Twitter handle of the Ministry, which read that the decision will take effect from September 10th onwards.

This comes as the Ministry announced its plans to allow guest houses to re-open on 15th of October, allowing tourists to travel to all parts of the country, as well as the decision of the Ministry to allow “split” stay options for tourists which would enable tourists to stay at multiple resorts during their stay, as opposed to the more restrictive vacation options available for tourists now.

As Maldives moves on to kick-start the tourism industry of the country, the number of Covid-19 cases in the country is still on the rise with Maldives exceeding the 8,000 mark of Covid-19 cases in the country.