69 guesthouses given approval for reopening

Guesthouse in Maldives | photo: PSM

Male’, Maldives – The Ministry of Tourism of Maldives has revealed that 69 guesthouses have been given permission to operate and reopen services to tourists till date.

All tourism facilities including guesthouses were closed down during March, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Resorts reopened on July 15th, while guesthouses opened much later, during mid October. According to the statistics by the Ministry of Tourism, 69 guesthouses in islands of six atoll have been approved for reopening as of 5th November.

This includes N. Fohdhoo, K. Huraa, K. Maafushi, K. Thulusdhoo, K. Guraidhoo, K. Hinmafushi and K. Gulhi, V. Fulidhoo, V. Thinadhoo, Aa. Mathiveri, Aa. Thohdoo, Aa. Ukulhas and Aa. Rasdhoo in addition to Fuvahmulah City and Addu City’s Feydhoo and Maradhoo Feydhoo.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has set certain guidelines to be followed in islands with operating guesthouses. This includes making it mandatory for those in islands with operating guesthouses to wear masks when out in public.