New record since border opening: Over 3,000 tourist arrivals in just a day

Tourists arriving at Velana International Airport | Photo: Sun

Male’, Maldives – The Tourism Ministry of Maldives informs that over 3,000 tourist arrivals were welcomed to Maldives yesterday alone, which is the highest number of tourist arrivals recorded in one day since border reopening.

According to the latest statistics revealed by the Tourism Ministry, Maldives has welcomed a total of 3,864 tourists yesterday alone, this is the most amount of tourist arrivals the country has recorded in a single day since the border reopened on July 15.

With this amount, the total number of tourists that arrived to Maldives so far in December has increased to 27,416, and the overall number of the tourist arrivals since the border reopening has increased to 103,557, according to the Tourism Ministry.

While the Minister of Tourism of Maldives, Abdulla Mausoom stated that the ministry expects Maldives to welcome at least 100,000 tourists by December 16, this target was also achieved yesterday.

Now, the ministry is aiming to hit the 500,000 mark of total tourist arrivals into the country this year, which is currently at 486,404 according to the latest statistics by the Ministry of Tourism.

The most number of tourist that arrive to Maldives are recorded to be from Russia. Till yesterday, the Ministry has recorded a total of 21,856 tourist arrivals from Russia. Following behind were tourists from England, America, UAE, Germany, Ukraine, France, Spain and Brazil as well.

After the international borders of Maldives were opened, the Tourism Ministry has been proactively doing various activities and taking measures to promote tourism in the country including promotional events and high safety standards in the tourism sector to prevent spreading of Covid-19 virus in the resorts and other tourist facilities. 

While the island nation does not require tourist to go through quarantine or testing on arrival, all the tourists are required to complete an online health declaration form given by the country and to also provide a negative PCR test result along with it. The PCR test must be taken at least 96 hours prior to departure.