Maldives welcomed 21,515 tourists in October!

Post lockdown tourist arrivals in Maldives | Photo: Avas

Male’, Maldives – According to the latests statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives has welcomed a total of 21,515 tourists to the country, during the month of October, making a record since the country opened up its borders on 15th of July.

The statistical report shows that 694 tourists arrived in the Maldives on average, per day, during October, which has increased the total tourist arrival since the pandemic to 44,365. This accumulates the total tourist arrivals in 2020 to 427,212.

Among the arrivals are 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 21,515 tourists which visited the Maldives during the month of October. A total of 3,983 tourists landed in Maldives on the 1st of November alone.

The top market contributor to the Maldivian tourism is Russia, with 9,519 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.