The Maldives will be open to all visitors without restrictions next month. A tourism spokesman confirmed that the island country will welcome tourists of all nationalities in July- CNN informs about it.
While the previous proposal suggested that passengers should present a medical certificate confirming evidence of a negative COVID-19 test, the island state instead decided to allow tourists to enter without prior testing or mandatory quarantine. The Visa policy has also been simplified. Incoming tourists will not be charged any fees for tourist visas or entry into the country.
The Maldives will be open to all visitors without restrictions next month. A tourism spokesman confirmed that the island country will welcome tourists of all nationalities in July.
The coronavirus is more destructive than a tsunami
The Maldives has so far recorded almost 2,000 confirmed cases and five deaths in Covid-19. In a statement last month. Ali Waheed, the country’s tourism minister, described the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as “more devastating than the 2004 tsunami and the 2008 global financial crisis.” “For the first time in 47 years of tourism in the Maldives, we have experienced zero tourists since March this year,” said Waheed. The Maldives welcomed more than 1.7 million visitors in 2019, and the country’s representatives expected to increase to two million this year.