Madrid, Spain – The Iberia Group has announced a new route this summer, direct from Madrid, Spain to the Maldives, with two direct flights per week in July and August.
The third quarter of 2021, Ibera is expectef to fly to 112 destinations, with 24 long-haul flights and 88 short of medium-haul.
The announcement of the new Maldives route is expected to raise company morale and is viewed both as good news for the travel business and as an example of how Iberia is adapting to the new circumstances, and opening new markets.Javier Sánchez-Prieto, Executive Chairman, Iberia
Iberia is awaiting authorisation for the Maldives flights.
Maldives recently started promotional activities with the Spanish app, Passporter, which is the number one in downloads under the travel category in the Spanish market.
Spain is one of the key markets for Maldives tourism with over 36,064 tourist arrivals recorded in 2019. Spain emerged as one of the top markets right after Maldives re-opened its borders in July 2020. As per latest statistics reports published in February 2021, 4,307 Spanish tourists have arrived in Maldives since borders reopened.
Tourists who arrive in Maldives with proof of vaccination, after two weeks of completed vaccination doses are exempted from requiring a negative PCR test result to enter the Maldives.
All other travellers excluding Maldives citizens, must present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test result, conducted within 96 hours prior to departure. Travellers are also requested to complete the online Immigration and Health self‑declaration form within 24 hours prior to arrival.