The Maldives welcomes 32,970 arrivals from India this year

Travellers have been visiting for quarantine stays, but the destination wants to be recognised as a preferred travel location 

The country welcomed 32,970 arrivals from India as of February 17th, 2021, followed by 32,019 arrivals from Russia. SiraphobWerakijpanich/Shutterstock

As reported on The Edition, the Maldives reopened borders to all tourists from all around the world and continues to be a safe haven for travellers, not a quarantine destination. 

To guarantee the safety and health of all visitors, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has made it compulsory for all travellers to present a negative result for the PCR test upon arrival and departure with no exceptions, vaccinated or not.  

In the company of opening Maldives’ international borders, an abundance of stay options for Indian tourists has also become available.  

Visitors can select from an exceptional array of stay options, including resorts, liveaboards, guesthouses, and hotels, that are perfectly located for natural distancing and immersing one with the environment.  

India has overtaken Russia as the number one top source market for tourist arrivals in the Maldives in 2021.  

According to the Ministry of Tourism, the country welcomed 32,970 arrivals from India as of February 17th, 2021, followed by 32,019 arrivals from Russia.  

There has been a huge rise in the number of incoming Indian travellers for Quarantine Stay packages, but some hotel owners and Atolls want Maldives to be recognised as a preferred travel location for couples, families, and friends. 

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A statement from Reveries Maldives, Laamu Atoll stated, “Until further notice, we will not be accepting bookings originating from the Indian market and we will not be accommodating any quarantine packages.”  

Maldives is not a quarantine destination, but a luxury haven for families, couples, and friends.  

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