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Hotels and guesthouses in the Greater Male’ Area have been permitted to reopen for transit visitors starting July 15, 2020.

The “Guideline for Restarting Tourism in Maldives“, section D2, published by the tourism ministry states that hotels and guesthouses in inhabited islands can accommodate tourists for an overnight stay under special arrangements until tourist facilities in inhabited islands are officially allowed to resume operations.

According to a press release by the Ministry of Tourism, under this section, the ministry will issue permits to hotels and guesthouses in Mal’e, Hulhumal’e, and Villimal’e to reopen their properties to accomodate tourists for an overnight stay and in line with HPA health and safety standards. 

As the Ministry of Tourism with industry stakeholders are making the final preparations to reopen the international borders and welcome visitors to the country, it is adjusting to a new normal by restarting the economy. The Maldives is set to reopen its international borders from July 15, 2020.

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