Uzbekistan Airways Returns to the Sunny Side of Life

PUBLISHED December 30, 2020 | updated December 30, 2020 02:01

Uzbekistan Airways has recommenced flight operations to Maldives. 

On Tuesday (December 29), Uzbekistan Airways operated first flight with 266 passengers to Velana International Airport since Maldives closed international air travel in order to curb COVID-19 spread. 

The airline was awarded the prestigious 2020PAX International Readership Awards, which recognize airlines around the world for providing the most comfortable conditions for passengers. Uzbekistan Airways’ key initiatives are the improvement of the passengers’ service quality, designing the service supplies and increasing of their line. 

Maldives opened borders to all nationalities from 15th July. All visitors 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. 

Maldives has also introduced the first COVID-19 travel insurance in the country, Allied Inbound, which covers medical charges, isolation facility charges, emergency medical transportation charges and interment charges following a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 during their stay in the country.  


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