Over 81,000 tourist arrivals recorded so far this February

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

Malé, Maldives – Tourism Ministry has revealed that 81,380 tourist arrivals to the Maldives have been recorded up until February 24, 2021.

Statistics of the Tourism Ministry show that a total of 81,380 tourists had been recorded so far this month. The total number of tourists for 2021, up until yesterday, now stands at 173,483. The single day of most tourist arrivals was on February 21, which saw 5,100 tourists beating the previous record which was seen on February 15. 

The top market for tourism arrivals have been identified as India with nearly 40,045 tourist arrivals. Russia follows closely with 37,308 tourist arrivals while Ukraine is the country with the third highest tourist arrivals with 11,767 tourist. In addition, Kazakhstan has also been noted as a top source with 7,692 tourist arrivals as well as Romania with 6,887 tourist arrivals.

Germany, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Czech Republic are also among top 10 source markets for tourist arrivals to the Maldives 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.