Maldives welcomed over 81,000 tourists this year!

Tourists at Velana International Airport | Photo: VIA

Male’, Maldives – The latest figures released by the Ministry of Tourism of Maldives has revealed that Maldives has welcomed more than 81,000 tourists within the first four weeks of 2021, with daily arrivals topping 2,000.

This year, the top markets contributing to the rebuilding tourism industry of the country include Russia taking first place with 17,870 tourists, followed by India with 16,155 visitors. Third on the list is Ukraine, thanks to the 6,263 visitors who traveled to the island destination during this time.

With this, Maldives looks at a promising year ahead as the country aims to make the upcoming year an even more successful year, marking “the golden jubilee” of tourism in the country.

So far, the numbers come highly celebrated as Maldives moves closer to reaching its target to welcome at least 1.5 million tourists this year.

With the escalating number of tourist arrivals, the country is also increasing its bed capacity to meet the ever growing demand for what many describe as paradise on Earth.

The latest official figures show that currently there are a total of 41,780 operational tourist beds in the country, which include beds from 140 different resorts – all which were granted approval conditioned that all health safety and precautionary measures are met as per the set standards by Health Protection Agency (HPA).

Currently, there are only few restrictions for visitors entering the country, with just the requirement to produce a negative PCR test administered 96 hours prior to departure. However, authorities have made it mandatory for any one arriving from the UK to undergo a 10 day quarantine period, subject to a PCR test, given the current spread of a new Covid-19 variant in the region.