The Maldives is expected to reopen for Indian tourists from July 15, 2021.
In its latest update, the tourism board of Maldives stated that the island nation will restart issuing on-arrival tourist visas for travellers from South Asia from July 15. Tourists will need a negative RT-PCR test report to enter the country.
Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism tweeted:
The Maldives has imposed a temporary suspension of tourist visas for visitors travelling from South Asian countries, since May 13, 2021. In addition to India, the countries included under this ban are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
However, after reviewing the current situation and drop in number of cases, the ministry took the decision to remove the ban.
Tourism is the largest economic industry in the Maldives and India is one of the top source markets for the archipelago. Therefore, the latest travel update comes as a huge relief for all the tourism stakeholders.
Click here to view the approved opening dates of tourist resorts, yacht marinas, tourist hotels, tourist vessels, guesthouses, transit facilities, and foreign vessels (Updated on June 30, 2021).