The Very First Tourist Arrives to Addu City After COVID-19 Restrictions

PUBLISHED October 29, 2020

Addu City of the Maldives has welcomed the very first tourist arrival since COVID-19 restrictions lifted upon the reopening of Maldives’ borders back in mid-July.  

The tourist is currently enjoying their post-lockdown holidays at Equator Village, set amidst a tropical garden located in Addu City. Addu Atoll has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere along with Fuvahmulah Atoll on Wednesday (October 28) during the 32nd session of the UNESCO International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme hosted online. These southernmost atolls are the second designated biosphere reserves following Baa Atoll, which was inaugurated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2012.

Equator Village reopened its doors for international visitors on October 22, 2020. The resort has placed a multitude of new precautions, enhanced standards of hygiene and a fully trained team to provide guests a safe and relaxing holiday. 

Minister of Tourism, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom congratulated Addu City and stated that, “It's a restart. It's a new beginning. A new ray of hope.” He also mentioned regarding the solidarity of all tourism stakeholders and global tourists. 

An hour’s scenic plane ride away, Equator Village, located on the upper tip of Addu Atoll’s heart shaped landmass comes in a package of unique beauty and intriguing history. The resort offers 78 rooms, with two basic categories of rooms. Simple and comfortable standard rooms offering a cozy shack and the twin sharing room offering a living space fitted with all the amenities and a mini-bar, with the adjoining door leading to the bedroom. 

Each room type opens up to lush vegetation just outside, where guests can relax and read a book under the massive trees. 


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