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Tourism Ministry officially announces plans to reopen Maldives' borders in July

  • Maldives borders have been closed since March 27
  • The country's economy depends highly on the tourism industry
  • Guests will not be charged any additional fees for entry

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Tourism Ministry has officially announced plans to reopen Maldives’ borders in July.

The ministry, via a statement issued on Saturday, said that the country plans to reopen the borders “for visitors” in July.

The statement added that no additional fees will be charged for entry.

Maldives borders have been closed since March 27.

While President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on May 20 announced the plans to restart international flights in July, Tourism Minister Ali Waheed has on multiple occasions stated that the country cannot afford “to keep the tourism industry on a standstill for months”.

The Maldivian economy depends highly on the tourism industry.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Abdulla Naseer Ibrahim

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