Maldives is ready to seduce visitors from around the world with its secluded beaches, azure waters and luxury beach resort properties. The reopening process is about to start from on 15th July 2020. Maldives has been one of the most popular honeymoon destinations for its beauty and the services it provides.
Maldives started the suspension of tourism activities on 12th march 2020, and tourist check-ins were barred from 17th of March. Maldives has faced challenges before, like the Tsunami in 2004 and the 2008 financial crisis, and it had only revived as tourists flocked again to this tropical paradise. Right now the authorities are sure that reopening tourism and laxing travel restrictions will help revive their tourism industry.
How is world tourism reacting to the news?
Pretty well, actually. Both tourists and service providers are equally thrilled.
Travel agencies in UK and Europe, planning tours to Maldives are reporting that Maldives is set to outperform all other destinations this year. The second half of July and the entirety of August will see more guests in Maldives than previous years.
As per news reports, 10 or more international airlines have agreed to resume their flights to Maldives. Some of the big names are Singapore Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Emirates and Qatar Airways.
How is Maldives preparing for Tourists?
Maldives is made up of many inhabited (by locals) and uninhabited (owned by private resorts) islands. As a precautionary measure, only the uninhabited islands are reopening from 15th July. The inhabited islands are scheduled to reopen from 1st August. To assure a healthy holiday to tourists, and set the “New Normal” tone, the government is gearing up with a few regulations, as mentioned below:
1. On disembarking the visitors will need to fill-out a ‘health declaration card’, sanitize themselves often and wear masks in all communal areas.
2. On showing symptoms for COVID, the tourists may be tested randomly, but at no cost to the tourists.
3. Multiple resort stays are not allowed. Tourists must choose one resort and have confirmed bookings for their entire stay before arriving.
4. Hotels and resorts, that have adhered to the regulations set by the government’s health and safety standards are only allowed to open. Additionally, 10% of rooms should be allotted to staff, and the resort should have health-and-hygiene training sessions, personal protective equipment and nurses or doctors on call.
5. Tourists should download a tracing app TrsveEkee on their phones to inform authorities about any possible spread of the virus.
6. The Tourism Ministry of Maldives has launched some short videos on social media platforms welcoming tourists.
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