Tourist arrival since Covid-19 tops 41,000!

Post lockdown tourist arrivals in Maldives | Photo: Avas

Male’, Maldives – The Ministry of Tourism has announced that the number of tourist arrivals since the country opened its borders on July 15th has topped 41,000.

As per the latest statistics revealed by the Ministry, 41,766 tourists have arrived in the Maldives between 15th July and 1st November. These include the 1,752 tourists who arrived in July, 7,628 visitors who arrived in August, as well as the 9,538 tourists which arrived in September, and the 21,309 tourists which visited the Maldives during the month of October. A total of 1,590 tourists landed in Maldives on the 1st of November alone.

The top market contributor to the Maldivian tourism is Russia, with 7,507 tourists having have arrived to the country since the border opening. Arrivals from the UAE, America, UK, Spain, German, France, Brazil, Ukraine and Egypt are also significantly high.

As the numbers increase, Maldives has been increasing the capacity to cater to visitors by opening up local guesthouses within the atolls as well. As per the current regulations, only pre-approved facilities are allowed to cater to tourists, as the Covid-19 precautions are still being enforced.

As for travelers, those who arrive into the country are required to register with the Maldives Immigration via the IMUGA portal, as well as present a PCR negative certificate, which was taken at most, 96 hours prior to traveling.