Maldives Will Re-Open For Tourism From July 202025/06/2020
Maldives is a dream holiday destination among holiday makers in-particularly from the Western countries. But, Maldives will re-open for international tourism from July 2020.
Maldives had to temporarily shut its borders in order to protect its own citizens.
However, from July 15, 2020 international visitors from different parts of the world can continue to travel in Maldives.
”His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announced in an address to the nation today that Maldives will re-open its borders for international tourists on 15th July 2020. Resorts, Live aboards and hotels located at uninhabited islands will be open from 15th of July 2020. Guest Houses and hotels located at inhabited islands will be open from 1st August 2020.” According to a press release.
As, Maldives will reopen from July. Its government is focusing on necessary steps to prevent further spread of Covid-19 disease on the island.
Maldives’s Ministry of Tourism further reveals, “Public Health Interventions to Prevent COVID-19 Transmission in the Tourism Sector”.
On the other hand, the Maldivian Ministry of Tourism is providing comprehensive information for all sectors within the tourism industry including operating procedures prior to reopening.
Once the country will reopen visitors must need to wear mask at the airport and any other places within Maldives. Maintaining social distancing rules are also necessary.
Visitors will receive a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival. They will also need to provide relevant information on health declaration card as part of the on-arrival procedure.
Statement on restarting Maldives Tourism pic.twitter.com/hUzUTvnkAN
— Ministry of Tourism (@MoTmv) June 23, 2020
There will be hand sanitization at entry to the each arrival terminal. Airport staffs will conduct thermal screening for an individual passenger.
However, tourists visiting in Maldives from July 2020 are not required to follow any quarantine rules.
Only exception of, travellers presenting with symptoms of Covid-19 upon arrival will be subject to a PCR test at the traveller’s cost. There will be a designated facility for isolation.
You will find more information in a guideline shortly before you are considering to travel in Maldives.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka will welcome tourists from August 2020.