On July 15, 2020, the Maldives marked a milestone as the borders reopened after a closure of more than 3 months post the pandemic onset. All international travelers were welcomed under minimal entry rules and stringent hygiene and safety measures in place at the touchpoints at all times.
Since then, a whopping 715,600 travelers have sought the peaceful serenity in the safe haven in Maldives. The award-winning protocols adapted by industry stakeholders proved to be a vital component in maintaining the destination safe for the arriving wander lusters. In a drive to further strengthen and reassure additional layers of safety, an industry-wide vaccination drive was initiated, which so far has seen 72% of the tourism and hospitaliuty industry frontliners get fully vaccinated.