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The Maldives Will Start Accepting Foreign Tourists From July 15

The Maldives Will Start Accepting Foreign Tourists From July 15

The Maldives will start accepting foreign tourists from July 15, and a certificate of absence of a coronavirus infection will not be required, the government has decided.

Resorts, safaris, and hotels on uninhabited Islands will open from July 15. On inhabited guest houses and hotels will start working from August 1. Travelers can only stay in one hotel per trip.

Tourists will receive a free visa for 30 days upon the arrival. If they do not have symptoms of COVID-19, they will not have to undergo a two-week quarantine. However, upon arrival, they will have to fill out a health Declaration.

Those who have been in contact with people with suspected infection in the past two weeks have been asked to refrain from traveling to the Maldives.

The tourist guide will be reviewed periodically depending on the epidemiological situation.

"Tourism is the largest source of foreign exchange earnings in the Maldives economy. The industry has come to a standstill due to severe restrictive measures imposed due to the pandemic. But now it is preparing to restart with new security measures for tourists and staff, " local media say.