Maldives receive the ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from World Travel and Tourism Council, hinting prospective movement for the industry.
Moreover, the council (WTTC) claims it acknowledges the state and industry support towards ensuring health and safety of visiting travelers and staffers.
WTTC further notes Maldives received the ‘Safe Travels’ stamp after assessing the country’s adherence to their policies and standards.
Furthermore, the council certifies tourist establishments only after they meet necessary criterion.
Meanwhile, neighboring ally to Maldives, Sri Lanka were among the first to receive the stamp.
Following border reopening on 15 July 2020, tourist movement to Maldives saw resumption – though slow at first.
As per Ministry of Tourism, the year to date tourist arrival as of 15 September 2020 stood at 396,100.
Moreover, 13,253 of these travelers arrived in the island nation following border reopening.