Tourist arrivals

Maldives records 1,769 tourist arrivals within July

  • Most of the visitors are from the United Kingdom at 258 and the United States falls second with 189 visitors
  • Maldives halted issuing on arrival visas on March 27 and borders were reopened on July 15
  • Airlines landing at Velana International Airport have been given special discounts

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Maldives reopened borders for international travel on July 15 - RaajjeMV

By the end of July during which Maldives reopened borders for international travel, the country recorded over 1,700 tourist arrivals.

The Maldives Immigration revealed via Twitter that by the beginning of the ongoing month, 1,769 tourists had arrived in the island nation.

Maldives reopened borders for international travel on July 15, a little over three months since President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announced that the country would halt issuing on-arrival visas to tourist from March 27 onward.

The greatest number of tourist arrivals were recorded from the United Kingdom, at 258 followed by 189 tourist arrivals from the United States.

Other top source markets for tourism by the end of July include the United Arab Emirates at 143, Germany at 135 and Switzerland at 79.

Further, 62 tourists arrived from Spain, 58 each from Russia and France, 44 Italian tourists and 43 from Philippines.

700 visitors arrived from other nations as well.

The greatest number of arrivals was recorded on July 30, where 218 visitors arrived.

While the country’s borders were reopened on July 15, the first flight to have landed at Velana International Airport (VIA) was a Qatar Airways flight carrying more than 100 tourists.

Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) is providing discounts will be provided to flights travelling to Maldives from the date of border reopening to March 26, 2021.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Aishath Shaany

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