Good news for all those who are missing the beaches and the clear blue waters. The Maldives has announced that it will allow tourists from South Asian countries including India from July 15. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih made the announcement, adding that the authorities will review the decision periodically between July 1 and 15 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re planning to travel to the Maldives anytime soon, here are the things you need to know:
Negative PCR Test Mandatory To Enter the Maldives
People travelling to the Maldives from South Asian countries from July 15 need to carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test report before entry to the island nation. In the Maldives, the resorts are spread across separate islands, hence ensuring social distancing. Meanwhile, there has been news about the starting of ferry services between India And the Maldives soon.
The Nation Will Give Visa On Arrival
A tweet by Ministry of Tourism, Maldives reads, “#Maldives will restart issuing of on arrival tourist visa starting 15th July to tourists travelling from South Asia. Tourists need a negative #PCR result to enter the Maldives. Further details will follow accordingly.”
#Maldives will restart issuing of on arrival tourist visa starting 15th July to tourists travelling from South Asia. Tourists need a negative #PCR result to enter Maldives. Further details will follow accordingly. #VisitMaldives @visitmaldives
— Ministry of Tourism (@MoTmv) June 29, 2021
The nation is yet to issue detailed Standard Operating Procedures. Also, as the virus is not gone yet, if you are planning any trip now, ensure to wear your masks and follow all the protocols of safety and sanitisation. For now, enjoy this virtual tour to the gorgeous water villas At Westin Maldives – Miriandhoo Resort: