New daily record for 2021 set with 5,100 tourist arrivals

Tourists arriving to Maldives during the Covid-19 pandemic | Photo: Avas

Malé, Maldives – Ministry of Tourism of Maldives has revealed that a new daily arrivals record has been made in the Maldives this year, having have welcomed more than 5,100 tourists today.

In a tweet sent out by the ministry, the ministry thanked industry partners, related authorities, tourists and locals working towards the benefit of the tourism industry of Maldives for their contributions.

According to the latest statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism, a total of 159,126 tourists have visited the Maldives by the 20th of February, with Indian leading the market, having have contributed to more than 36,000 arrivals. Russia and Ukraine follow India on the top ten list as Maldives inches towards the 1.5 million mark set as the goal for this year.

As the demand increases, Maldives is also working on increasing the capacity available for tourists. Currently, there are a total of 44,277 beds available from 146 resorts, 363 hotels and guest houses, as well as 137 safari vessels.

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.