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.