Over 60 resorts become operational post border reopening

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Over 60 resorts have become functional following Maldives border reopening on 15 July 2020.

Earlier, the government of Maldives made announcement of closing the country’s borders following Covid-19 global pandemic’s outbreak.

As such, Maldives borders officially closed on 27 March with subsequent cancellation of on-arrival tourist visas.

However, in efforts to resuscitate the stagnant tourism industry; the main economic drive of Maldives, borders reopened allowing holidaymakers to visit again.

Moreover, statistics indicate a total of 32 resorts became operational coinciding border reopening.

Although several resort properties are opening gradually, government have not given a prospective date for hotels or guesthouses to reopen.

However, four hotel establishments have received operational permission – which acts mainly as transit hotels.

Meanwhile, safari vessels have become operational following government’s go-ahead nod.

As per Ministry of Tourism a total of 22 vessels have been permitted to operate.

Maldives government aims for 850,000 travelers before the end of 2020.

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