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Maldives Tourism to Restart from July 15th

Maldives unveils safety-focused tourism

After President of Maldives Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announced that the borders of the Maldives were set to reopen on July 15th, the Tourism Ministry has unveiled the final guideline to recommence Maldives tourism.The President had announced that travel restrictions would not be made towards arrivals from any country when the Maldives reopens.

Guideline for Restarting Maldives Tourism

Safety-focused Maldives Tourism Guideline has been issued now. According to the final guideline a mandatory training stipulated for resort staffs regarding COVID-19 when the Maldives begins welcoming back tourists.

Under the guidelines;

  • Staffers are to undergo a training session to familiarize themselves with Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) when tourism is recommenced.
  • Each resort must have an HPA certified medical officer and the management must also make arrangements for isolation procedures and sampling
  • According to the guideline, foreign staff members who arrive after July 15th must undergo a quarantine period of 14 days before they can return to work.
  • The Maldives will issue a 30-day on arrival visa for all tourists arriving in the country starting from July 15th onwards. Tourists are required to have a booking made at a registered facility.
  • Tourists will not be required to complete or undergo any quarantine procedures. They will also not be required to provide a COVID-19 test result according to the final guideline.

However, the procedure for tourists exhibiting symptoms of the pandemic will be required to undergo a PCR test for the safety of others. Tourists are to be charged for the mentioned COVID-19 test. Authorities will also conduct random sampling at entry points as a precaution for which tourists will not be required to make any payments.

Official Guideline for Safe Tourism

Tentative Opening Dates

From July 15th

  • Constance Halaveli
  • Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
  • Angsana Ihuru
  • Angsana Velavaru
  • Taj Exotica Maldives Resort & Spa
  • Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives
  • Waldorf Astoria
  • Furaveri Island Resort & Spa
  • Fihalhohi Island Resort
  • Noku Maldives
  • Cocoon Maldives
  • You & Me by Cocoon Maldives
  • Lily Beach Resort & Spa
  • Amilla Fushi Maldives Resort and Residences
  • Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
  • Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
  • Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah
  • Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa
  • The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah
  • SAii Lagoon Maldives
  • Hard Rock Hotel Maldives
  • LUX* North Male Atoll Resort & Villas
  • Soneva Fushi
  • Soneva Jani
  • Rahaa Resort
  • Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

From August

  • Cheval Blanc Randheli
  • ROBINSON Club Noonu
  • Centara Hotels & Resorts
  • Vakkaru Maldives
  • Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa
  • Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa
  • Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort

From September

  • Kandima Maldives
  • Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives
  • Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
  • Kagi Maldives Spa Island
  • Filitheyo Island Resort
  • Pullman Maldives Maamutaa
  • Amari Havodda Maldives
  • Constance Moofushi Maldives
  • Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

From October

  • The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort
  • ROBINSON Club Maldives
  • Outrigger Konotta Maldives
  • Rihiveli The Dream
  • Kurumba Maldives
  • Velassaru Maldives
  • Kuramathi Maldives
  • Kandolhu Maldives
  • Dhigali Maldives
  • Faarufushi Maldives
  • Seaside Finolhu
  • Fushifaru Maldives
  • Medhufushi Island Resort
  • The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi
  • The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
  • JA Manafaru

The Maldives believes the key to successful post-pandemic tourism is a balance between confidence and convenience. That is what we offer when we reopen this July. We hope to see you soon, in the sunny side of life.

ALI WAHEED MINISTER OF TOURISM

Source : traveltrademaldives

 

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