Maldives Welcomes New Record Number of Daily Tourists


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PUBLISHED February 13, 2021 | updated February 13, 2021 01:56

A new daily record number of 4,809 tourists have arrived in the Maldives on Friday. This is the highest number of tourist arrivals recorded on a single day so far in 2021.  

“Yes, New Record of Tourist arrivals for 2021 today with over 4,700 tourists. Thank you ALL for your contributions towards #Maldives tourism recovery. With nationwide #COVID19 vaccination in progress tourism outlook is very promising,” Honorable Minister of Tourism, Abdulla Mausoom stated in a tweet. 

Currently, there is no mandatory quarantine for arrival but all tourists are required to fill an online health declaration form within 24 hours prior to departure and submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, conducted maximum 96 hours prior to departure to Maldives. 

On February 10, a total of 121,694 tourist arrivals were recorded from January 1. Presently, the top source market for tourist arrivals is Russia, followed by India and United Kingdom. Other top markets include Ukraine, Germany, United States, France, Kazakhstan, Romania and United Arab Emirates. 

With the commencement of vaccination in Male’ City on February 1, Ministry of Tourism has also made the necessary arrangements for tourism sector employees to receive their dose in convenience at the resorts. 

As Maldives continues to overcome the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, the country has welcomed the 100,000th tourist since borders reopened in July 2020, as well as the 500,000th tourist for the year 2020. 

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