The Maldives has received the Safe Travel Stamp granted by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).
The island nation received it due to its effort in implementing enhanced health and safety measures, in line with WTTC’s global safe protocols and creating a safe, gradual plan by rebuilding confidence among travelers and ensuring a coordinated approach in restarting the tourism industry in the Maldives.
The Global Safety Stamp is a specially designed stamp that will allow travelers to recognize governments and companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’. The stamp is endorsed by the World Tourism Organisation and more than 200 travel companies. It is the world’s first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp for Travel and Tourism designed to address COVID-19 and similar outbreaks.
The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) also embraces the WTTC Safe Travel Stamp, which has the safety and hygiene of travelers as their top priority.
The Maldives has reopened its international borders on July 15, 2020, and travelers will get a free 30-day on arrival visa. Effective from 10th September 2020, the island nation has made it mandatory to present a certificate of the negative PCR test result for COVID-19 with the sample taken 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers must also have a prior confirmed booking in a registered tourist facility and submit the Traveler Health Declaration form online (IMUGA form), within 24hrs prior to your departure to the Maldives.