Travel bubble for vaccinated travelers to be established between Maldives and UAE

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Malé, Maldives – The Maldivian Ambassador to United Arab Emirates (UAE) Aminath Shabeena says that work has commenced to establish a travel corridor for vaccinated people, between Maldives and UAE.

The statement comes at a press conference of Arabian Travel Market currently ongoing in Dubai. Speaking at the press conference, Ambassador Shabeena said that discussions have started between the two countries to establish the travel bubble.

The authorities are trying to finish the plan of the travel bubble by end of June. Ambassador Shabeena said that with the establishment of this travel corridor, travellers who have been vaccinated with both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine authorised by World Health Organisation will be able to travel between Maldives and UAE without having to do a PCR test.

In addition to this, this travel corridor will become the first if its kind, being established between Maldives and another country. Such programmes are already run by countries with successful tourism industries such as Greece.

Since the pandemic had a great impact on the Maldivian tourism industry, authorities are currently trying to find various ways to advertise the industry and help it grow. This includes several programmes to promote vaccination such as “Visit, Vaccinate and Vacation” as well as “I am Vaccinated”.