Published on : Thursday, October 22, 2020
As Maldives tourism slowly opens to limp back to business, Western tourists happily returns to the beaches to enjoy suntan. Unhappy with pandemic norms and prolonged stay at home rules no longer fears the tourists, though in handful of number yet the minister said that small groups are returning to the luxury resorts and enjoying. And by mid of October the visit reached 26,500 in the Indian Ocean nation, higher than what it was in July.
Travellers are arriving from various places such as Russia, Britain, Spain, Germany, France and so on and bringing back the tourist revival, however the system is slowly restarting and tourists are visiting Maldives according to the ministry of tourism. And this positive turn out of tourists is impacting on the revenue generation. Minister of Tourism Abdulla Mausoom is hopeful signs from the shifting behaviour of the post-COVID tourists who have arrived over the past three months.
Health policies of Maldives also changed and new-normal regulations have been implemented. Approaches have been adopted since the mid-July opening to mitigate the threat of COVID while ensuring visitor safety. Tourists will now need to test negative for COVID a maximum of 96 hours before arrival.
Several tourism revival plans are also considered to ensure an increase in tourist movement and business acceleration. Contingency plans are underway and will soon impact the financial situation of the state is expected very soon. Tourism industry employees are also getting scopes of work and joblessness have somewhat reduced. With the return of the tourists the threats to economic rupture has been controlled.