Published on : Monday, May 3, 2021
For welcoming more tourists and to guarantee their safety, the Maldives has launched the ‘I’m Vaccinated’ tourism campaign, which highlights the archipelago’s intentions to have the world’s first fully vaccinated tourism workforce ready.
‘Visit Maldives’ has joined hands with the country’s Ministry of Tourism for this campaign. This is indeed an attractive offer for international tourists willing to travel somewhere. The island archipelago has undertaken some initiatives, which make it one of the safest destinations globally for tourists.
The Maldives had already announced plans to offer tourists with the COVID-19 vaccine. Its tourism minister Abdulla Mausoom announcement a ‘3V’ plan that stands for ‘Visit’, ‘Vaccinate’, ‘Vacation’, as an incentive to visit the country.
“The main idea of tourism being open is to provide reasonably safe tourism with minimum inconvenience. So, once the country gets vaccinated, then we will move on to ‘3V’ tourism,” said Mausoom.
65 per cent of eligible people in the Maldives have been vaccinated, and 90 per cent of those eligible in the tourism industry in the country have received their doses as well. All members of the tourism industry who have been vaccinated will also wear a dedicated ‘I’m Vaccinated’ badge.
The Maldives is now accepting tourists with a negative PCR test report, taken less than three days before travel, or those who are fully vaccinated with no quarantine requirements.