The Maldives has entered UK’s Global Travel Advisory list, which allows travelers to return to the UK without undergoing mandatory self-isolation starting from 25th October 2020.
According to a tweet by the British High Commission in Male’, along with Maldives Canary Islands, Mykonos and Denmark were exempted from quarantine. This means travelers will no longer have to quarantine for 14 days after arriving in the UK from these respective countries. The news was confirmed by UK’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps via Twitter.
As a result of exemption from quarantine, the Maldives was entered in the travel corridor list of the UK. Derek Jones, Chief Executive of tourism firm Kuoni said, “This is a very welcome development. We are anticipating a surge in demand for Maldives holidays.”
Meanwhile, British Airways has also resumed its direct winter service to the Maldives. This is expected to contribute immensely to the tourism industry of the Maldives, as the sector declined due to inflictions caused by the global pandemic. However, with contributions from numerous marketing campaigns as well, the tourism industry is already in steady recovery, as the Maldives witnesses a surge in arrivals since borders were reopened on 15 July 2020.
For travel advice from the UK government please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/maldives
We are pleased to announce that from 04:00 GMT Sunday 25 October, 🇬🇧 no longer advises against travel to 🇲🇻 This means travellers from Maldives to UK no longer need to self-isolate on arrival.— ukinmaldives🇬🇧🇲🇻 (@UKinMaldives) October 22, 2020
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