The Maldives government has announced plans to reopen its borders as well as restart tourism activities from July, this year.

In a statement, the Ministry of Tourism said, “The Maldives looks forward to welcoming you back to the sunny side of life. We are planning to reopen our borders for visitors in July 2020.

“We also want to assure our guests that they will not be charged any additional fees to enter the Maldives.”

The country which closed its borders in March has plans to introduce new procedures and guidelines to enter the Maldives with a compulsory booking in a tourist facility that has obtained a ‘Safe Tourism License’ and a special tourist visa that can be obtained by committing to a minimum of two weeks.

The guidelines stated, “Upon landing all guests are required to present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) report dated a maximum seven days before landing or a positive antibody test taken at least two weeks before arrival to the Maldives.”

The Government of Maldives stated that these guidelines are only applicable till September 2020, unless extended by the government.