As I have always advocated a cautious approach and a balanced policy are two important factors to manage a vulnerable economy like ours especially when we are so dependent on limited resources. The tourism industry and the construction industry are hit very heavily due to the closure of borders to South Asia. We totally accept that it was a necessity with the various types of variants that hit our country. I propose a two-pronged approach. For South Asian expats we must get them through a paid, controlled and managed quarantine. Some countries in the Middle East start the management of these expats from the time they land at the airport till they are taken to the quarantine hotels. After seven days they do a PCR test and give them the green codes for PCR negative propel and they have an application with a QR green code so that they can join the workforce or even move around the city/country. Unless their QR code is green free movement is not allowed. Opening up the borders for tourists is a very risky process. But depending on the pandemic situation in the country of origin, we can first open borders to tourist resorts and safari boats and yachts where they can be managed, away from the local population. There would be no connectivity to the inhabited islands and these tourists. Maldives should categorize country wise alert levels for the countries of origin and when a country is green, they could allow them to visit with a 96-hour PCR negative test. This would be for those wishing to stay at guest houses and other inhabited islands. Bottom line is just as we manage locally, the international travelers should be brought through a managed process. There can be no free borders as we have experienced the consequences of it ourselves.