Malé, Maldives – Maldives has taken the top spot in My Baggage’s list of most instagrammed tourist locations in the world with 8.8 million hashtags and images uploaded.
Travel experts from My Baggage found the island nation famous for its exclusive tourist services, a firm favourite with social media influencers, and had been tagged almost 9 million times with #Maldives.
Second place on the list was achieved by Paris’s Eiffel Tower with 6.5 million hashtags, while The Times Square in New York secured third place with 4.4 million hashtags. With over 95 million daily uploads, the new research focused on the overall number of hashtags for tourist locations.
My Baggage’s top 20 most instagrammed tourist destinations
- Maldives 8.8M hashtags
- Eiffel Tower 6.5M hashtags
- Times Square 4.4M hashtags
- Grand Canyon 3.8M hashtags
- Brooklyn Bridge 3.3M hashtags
- Big Ben 3M hashtags
- Notre Dame 2.9M hashtags
- Empire State Building 2.9M hashtags
- Tower Bridge 2.4M hashtags
- Hyde Park 2.2M hashtags
- Sagrada Familia 2.1M hashtags
- Statue of Liberty 2M hashtags
- Machu Picchu 1.8M hashtags
- Colosseum 1.7M hashtags
- Taj Mahal 1.6M hashtags
- Angkor Wat 1.5M hashtags
- Harrods 1.5M hashtags
- Alhambra 1.5M hashtags
- Southbank 1.4M hashtags
- Petra 1.3M hashtags
Maldives became a favourite tourist location for many, including influencers, while limited options were available globally due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Maldives reopened borders internationally on 15th July 2020 after being closed due to the Covid-19 situation in Maldives. All visitors are granted a 30-day free on-arrival visa with a confirmed booking for a stay at any registered tourist facility in the country.
While there is no mandatory quarantine or testing on arrival, tourists traveling to Maldives are required to complete an online health declaration form and provide a negative PCR test result taken at least 96 hours prior to their departure.