Malé, Maldives — The statistics revealed by the Tourism Ministry shows that Maldive has been recording an average of 628 daily tourist arrivals since the international boarders reopened.
According to the figures, Maldives has welcomed upto 1,752 tourist arrivals between October 5 to July 15 and 30th. The average daily arrivals when the boarder first opened was at 117 tourists.
However, on August the 7,628 tourist arrivals had increased the average daily arrivals to to 246. Similar, on September, a total of 9,538 tourists arrivals had further increased the average daily to 318.
While there were 3,140 tourist arrivals on the first five days of October, the new arrivals average have increased from 318 to 628. Although this is an 80 percent increase in tourist arrivals compared to when the boarders first reopened on July, the figure is still behind by 90 percent compared to pre-COVID-19 arrivals.
Maldives has welcomed most tourists from Russia since the boarders reopened. While the Russian market makes up for 16 percent of total arrivals during the period with 3,589 arrivals. The second on most arrivals is UAE with 2,967 arrivals possessing 13.5 percent of arrivals. With 2,032 arrivals, United States comes third.
While the Maldivian government had estimated Maldives to have upto 800,000 tourist arrivals between July and December of 2020, the figure has been revised considering the ongoing pandemic to 100,000. Up to date, Maldives has welcomed only 22,000 tourists with having only two more months remaining.