Condor airline restarts operations to Maldives

Conder airline at Velana International Airport (VIA) in Male', Maldives. | Photo: VIA

Malé, Maldives — A charter airline of Germany, Condor has restarted their flight operations to Maldives for the first time since the International borders of Maldives reopened in July 15.

Condor started their operations to Maldives on Sunday and successfully landed their first flight at the Velana International Airport (VIA) on Sunday.

While the airline is offering promotional packages to the tourists arriving to Maldives, they will be landing at the island nation 2 times a week, on Sundays and Mondays.

On July 15, Maldives reopened its international borders as an attempt to recover the economic loss the country has faced. As Maldives solely depends on the tourism sector, the closure of borders had gravely affected the economy of Maldives.

After the international borders of Maldives were reopened, 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. 

However, as the country has also received got certified as a “Safe Travel” destination which is safe for tourists to travel to in September, the country has started welcoming several tourists into the couontry.

Since December, the country has made multiple new achievements including several new records of daily arrivals, welcoming over 100,000 tourists since border reopening and welcoming over 500,000 tourists in 2020 as well.

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.