Over 27,000 tourist arrivals in the first three months since border reopening

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Tourists arriving to Maldives | Photo via Avas

Male’, Maldives — Maldives has received over 27,000 tourists in the first three months since the borders of the country reopened on July 15, according to Maldives Immigration.

The Maldives Immigration tweeted on Wednesday to announce that the country had welcomed a total of of 27,217 tourists during the first three months since the borders reopened. They also noted that the rate of tourist arrivals in October has increased by a total of 56% since September.

While the statistics published by the Maldives Immigration reveals that there has been a total of 8,350 tourists arrivals between the days October 1-15 only, the highest number of daily arrivals was 1,025 recorded on October 11. The second highest was on October 09 with a total of 1,011 tourist arrivals.

Until October, statistics showed that the most number of tourist arrivals since the border reopened was from Russia making a total of  2,308 arrivals. Apart from Russia, the tourists arrived mostly from the Unites States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Germany, with 656, 525, 444 and 443 tourist arrivals respectively. Tourists from India, France, Ukraine, Spain, Brazil and Egypt also visited the Maldives since the borders reopened.

As Maldives depends solely on the Tourism sector, closing the international borders of several countries due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has had several negative impacts on the economy of Maldives.

While Maldives had also closed their borders on March 27 due to a strike in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, the country had reopened the international borders on July 15 in hopes of recovering the losses the economy had faced.