The Maldives, one of the world’s most popular travel destinations, is reopened to international tourism. The country welcomed its first flight of visitors this morning.
Travelers showing symptoms of Covid-19 will be subjected to a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test at their own cost and sent to a designated facility for isolation.
But as enticing as it sounds to hop on a plane for the Maldives right now, travelers will have to comply with their own country’s quarantine measures upon their return.
In terms of Covid-19 prevention, tourism officials have implemented safety guidelines for all the establishments to follow through. Moreover, establishments are only permitted to resume operations once they receive “Safe Tourism Licenses”, which accredits tourist facilities that abide by legislation and specific safety requirements like having a certified medic on call and holding an “adequate stock” of personal.
Many resorts are implementing additional measures to protect guests and staff.