The Maldives, which has been the hotspot for Indians vacationing abroad during the pandemic, has made a significant decision concerning tourists originating from India in light of the substantial pandemic that is raging in India at the moment. The Government of Maldives has now decided that tourists arriving from India can no longer be over at tourist facilities in inhabited islands of the Maldives.
With effect from 27 April @HPA_mv suspends tourists travelling from #India to #Maldives from staying at tourist facilities in inhabited islands. We thank you for the support in our endeavour to make tourism safest possible with minimum inconvenience.
— Ministry of Tourism (@MoTmv) April 25, 2021
There is a Gazette notification also out, but I can’t seem to have Google Translate or any other translation software to translate it. However, my interpretation is that this notification disallows people from travelling and staying at Maldivian resorts but skips liveaboard boats for divers. Another travel editor, however, feels this is more for the inhabited places like Male but does not affect the resort business.
Here is another interpretation I feel I should include for completeness sake, but in the end, I am waiting for some resorts to come back with what is their interpretation of this rule.
No ban on tourists
Only quarantine packages Which was for 15 nights in local islands has been stopped nothing else, who were travelling to Saudi Arabia via Maldives & staying in local islands has put to a stop as of now
u can pay & stay in resorts like a tourist no issues at all
— ᗩᗰᗩᑎS (@theamansoni) April 25, 2021
With effect from April 27, 2021, onwards, those who want to head to the Maldives resorts from India will no longer be welcome in parts of the country till further notice. So, if you had any plans to head to the Maldives, you might want to check with your airline and resort about how things are going to pan out for you.
What do you think of the move for the Maldives to ban tourists originating from India for the time being in inhabited parts of the country?
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