Published on : Wednesday, June 30, 2021
The Maldives will reopen for Indian tourists starting from July 15.
“Maldives will start issuing on arrival tourist visas starting 15th July to tourists travelling from South Asia. Tourists require negative PCR result to enter Maldives. Further details will follow accordingly,” said the Maldives tourism ministry in a tweet.
The island nation has been a top attraction for Indian tourists during the Covid-19 pandemic, but had shut its borders for Indians last month.
The safety measures were put in place considering the second wave of pandemic in India and increase in cases in other countries in the region.
India has been the second largest source market for Maldives in 2021 accounting for 21 per cent of all arrivals. The Maldives witnessed more than 400,000 tourists since the beginning of January. Russia has been the biggest source market followed by India, Ukraine, Germany and Kazakhstan.
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