If you can’t wait to board a flight and go to the beach, we have good news for you. The Maldives is open for travel and you don’t need a prior visa.
Indians, get ready, it’s time to holiday in the Maldives. Earlier, India’s air bubbles were only with the US, UK, France and Germany. However, the air bubble destinations started increasing and the latest addition in this list is the Maldives.
The island nation opened again for tourists in July but the only problem was that there were no international flights from India. But that has been mended now. The flights from India to the Maldives will most probably start from August 18, Tuesday.
The External Affairs Minister of India, Dr S. Jaishankar recently announced the news on Twitter. He wrote, “Connectivity brings prosperity. Happy to announce the start of regular cargo ferry service between India & Maldives to boost trade & commerce. We’re also starting an air travel bubble with the Maldives to sustain & promote the dynamic people-to-people ties between the two countries.”
Connectivity brings prosperity.— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) August 13, 2020
Happy to announce the start of regular cargo ferry service between India & Maldives to boost trade & commerce. We’re also starting an air travel bubble with Maldives to sustain & promote the dynamic people-to-people ties between the two countries. pic.twitter.com/AtPgzvsdcb
Do you know what this means? It means it is time for a vacation!
Also, Indians do not need a prior visa to go. You can simply get your visa on arrival.
But of course, there are some rules to travel to the Maldives.
- All the tourists are required to wear face masks at the airport and during the domestic travel.
- Every tourist will have a temperature screening at the airport arrival.
- Every traveller will have to fill a health declaration form once 24 hours before they board a flight and once they are set to depart.
However, it is still not clear that the same rules will apply to Indian citizens or not.
(Feature image: Pexels/ Asad Photo Maldive)