Covid-19: 80 percent of resort employees fully vaccinated!

A resort industry worker receiving the first dose of Covishield vaccine, manufactured by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, in collaboration with Oxford University | Photo: Avas

Malé, Maldives – Tourism Ministry of Maldives has announced that 80 percent of resort employees were fully vaccinated against Covid-19, while 97 percent have received their first dose as of July 19, 2021.

According to the ministry, 320,887 workers had received their first dose while 259,761 workers had received both doses till July 19 under the ministry’s “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.

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.