Air France Resumes Weekly Flights to Maldives


Maldives
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PUBLISHED December 19, 2020 | updated December 19, 2020 00:47

Air France has resumed flights to the Sunny Side of Life. The airline’s first passenger flight to the Maldives, since the country’s borders closed due to the pandemic, was operated to Velana International Airport this morning.  

According to Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), Air France will be conducting 3 weekly flights to the Maldives from today onwards. With this new flight service, Maldives currently welcomes passengers from total 19 airlines. 

In the context of the current health crisis and given the very gradual lifting of travel restrictions worldwide, Air France has introduced exceptional measures to assist and reassure its customers. Air France is currently operating flights to close to 170 destinations, including over 70 cities in Europe, several international routes worldwide and its entire network in France. 

On December 17, Maldives celebrated the arrival of the 500,000th tourist to the Maldives for the year 2020. All visitors to the Maldives are granted a 30-day free on-arrival visa with a confirmed booking for a stay at any registered tourist facility in the country. The reopening of borders came with stringent safety measures in place to ensure the safety of both tourists and staff. Tourists are required to fill an online health declaration form within 24 hours prior to departure and also present a negative COVID-19 test, conducted 96 hours prior to departure to the Maldives.    

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