Maldives To Lift Ban On South Asian Tourists Starting 15th July
Maldivian government issued a temporary travel ban to visitors from South Asian countries on 13th May following the rise in COVID19 cases.
The ban imposed on tourists from South Asian countries will be lifted on 15th July and tourists can enter Maldives with a negative PCR result.
Maldives will start issuing on-arrival tourist visas starting 15th July to tourists traveling from South Asia. Tourists require negative PCR results to enter Maldives. Further details will follow accordingly," - Maldives Ministry of Tourism.
The travel ban was imposed on travelers originating from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
The ban led to the cancellation of several flights which impacted the tourist arrivals as at the time of the ban, Indian tourists arrived the most in the Maldives for the year 2021 which accounted for 20% of all tourists.