70 percent of tourism industry workers fully vaccinated!

LUX* South Ari Atoll resort | Photo: Kenwood Travel

Tourism Ministry informs that 70 percent of the Maldives tourism industry workers are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, while 96 percent have received their first dose as of June 23.

The Ministry of Tourism started its initiative to vaccinate people in the tourism sector to develop an even safer environment for workers and visitors and has launched the “I’m Vaccinated” campaign for tourism industry workers.

The “I’m Vaccinated” campaign aims to promote a positive message regarding vaccination for staff working in the tourism sector, while sharing initiatives undertaken to ensure the Maldives remains one of the safest destinations in the world for travelers.

The Ministry says that Maldives is one of the safest destinations in the world, securing the the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)’s Safety Stamp.

Along with the unique geographical formation of the islands which offer natural physical distancing, and the stringent health and safety measures in place, a fully vaccinated tourism sector will become an added advantage in ensuring a safe destination for travellers.

Maldives reopened its borders for tourists of all nationalities on 15th July 2020, with rigorous procedures in place to ensure the safety of tourists and tourism workers.

Maldives requires a negative PCR test result, conducted 96 hours prior to their departure from tourists.

On 1st February 2021, Maldives initiated the administration of the Covid-19 vaccine, and the government aims to provide free Covid-19 vaccine to all citizens and residents of Maldives, regardless of their documentation status, in the upcoming months. With the increase in vaccinations in the island nation, the Ministry foresees a better future for the tourism sector of Maldives in 2021.