Maldives – UAE 'Travel Bubble' Expected to Launch in July

PUBLISHED May 22, 2021 | updated May 22, 2021 04:39

 Maldives and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announces to commence a ‘travel bubble’, enabling fully vaccinated guests to travel between the countries with ease.  

During a press conference at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) held in Dubai, Maldives’ Ambassador to UAE, Aminath Shabeena indicated that discussions are ongoing between the governments of both countries to finalize the launching date and to proceed accordingly. 

According to Shabeena, travelers who have received the full dosage of any World Health Organization-approved vaccine will be allowed to travel between the countries without having to show a negative PCR test result. 

Speaking on the strategic plans and revival of Maldives tourism at ATM, Managing Director of MMPRC, Thoyyib Mohamed highlighted updates of health and safety measures and the “I’m Vaccinated” campaign which aims to vaccinate all tourism industry employees. Currently, over 50% of the hospitality workers have received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  

He also further mentioned the ‘3V’ initiative, which is set to kick off as soon as the whole Maldives’ population completes the first and second dose of vaccination.  


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