The Maldives is reopening for tourists but without any COVID-19 restrictions.
If we make a list of the all-time favourite holiday destinations of Indians, then Maldives would surely be in the top five. The white-sand beaches with the crystal clear water and the picturesque sunsets, it is the most stunning holiday one can have.
Now, if you are wondering why we are going on-and-on about the island nation in the Indian Ocean, we have some good news for you. The Maldives is reopening for tourists in July. And wait, there is more, there are no COVID-19 restrictions either.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
This means that you won’t have to get a COVID-19 test done before travelling to the Maldives. You won’t even have to quarantine for 14 days in your hotel after arriving at your resort. The Maldives Ministry of Tourism tweeted the same recently, announcing these new regulations.
Every tourist will get a visa on arrival and they can come and go as they like. These regulations are absolutely diametrical from what the Ministry of Tourism had announced a few weeks ago. According to those rules, the tourists had to get a prior visa approved, which would have costed them somewhere around Rs 7,000 – Rs 8,000. The tourists also had to stay in the resort for a minimum of 14 days.
That is not all, they even had to present a COVID-19 test, which was not more than a week old and had to get one done after arriving.
But now, nothing of that sort is required anymore. Your holiday in the marvel of nature is going to be the same again, given that the airlines start working.
The major source of income for the Maldives is tourism and it has closed for them since March. However, in June, Maldives reopened for the tourists, who arrived on private jets and yacht.