Maldives Added to UK’s Travel Corridors List: Passengers Arriving from the Destination to be No Longer Quarantined

PUBLISHED October 24, 2020 | updated October 24, 2020 04:50

Maldives has been added to the UK’s Travel Corridors list, allowing travellers returning back from the island destination to be exempt from undergoing the quarantine process. 

“Following an assessment from the latest data, the Canaries, the Maldives, Denmark and Mykonos have been added to the Travel Corridors list,” said Rt Hon Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, UK. 

From Sunday (October 25), those returning from Maldives, the Canaries, Denmark and Mykonos will no longer need to self-isolate as announced by the Government of UK.  

Chief Executive of tourism firm Kuoni, Derek Jones expressed joy with this new decision. "This is a very welcome development. We are anticipating a surge in demand for Maldives holidays," said Derek. 

With the reopening of the Maldives’ borders on 15th July 2020, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) launched an outdoor campaign in major parts of the UK to promote the destination as a safe haven for travelers, as travel resumes in the new normal.   

With the UK being one of the leading markets in terms of arrivals to the Maldives post border reopening, MMPRC continues in its efforts in popularizing the destination within the market. In this regard, several marketing and promotional activities have been planned for the remaining months of the year including campaigns with several online and digital travel trade media and leading OTAs. 

Prior to the lockdown in March, a total of 7,288 visitors from the UK arrived in the Maldives this year whereas there has been an arrival of 1,587 tourists from the UK since the border reopened on 15th July till the start of October. 


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