Ukraine’s Azur Air has commenced flight operations to the Maldives from the 26th of December 2020.
The flight will operate every Saturday till March 2021. The Ukraine airlines is a Ukrainian charter airline based at the Boryspil International Airport. It used to be a subsidiary of Russian UTair Aviation. In October 2015, it was announced that tour operator Anex Tours would acquire UTair-Ukraine from UTair Aviation.
Tourist arrivals have picked up in the Maldives, as the destination continues to be promoted and marketed in Russia and the CIS region. Expanding air connectivity between the two countries will be a major boost to the Maldives’ efforts to revive the country’s tourism-dependent economy.
Since the Maldives reopened borders on 15 July 2020, to welcome back tourists, many marketing campaigns have been launched to promote the Maldives as an attractive and safe destination, due to the convenience of natural isolation by the unique geographical structure of the islands.
All travelers must provide a negative PCR test prior to their arrival in the Maldives. The PCR test must include relevant details such as the name and address of the laboratory that performed the testing, result of the test, date of testing as well as name and signature of the issuing officer. It must be submitted to Maldives Immigration via its IMUGA platform (imuga.immigration.gov.mv) when filling out the Traveler Health Declaration.
Maldives has also introduced the first COVID-19 travel insurance in the country, Allied Inbound, which covers medical charges, isolation facility charges, emergency medical transportation charges, and interment charges following a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 during their stay in the country.
Photo Credit: Azur Air, Visit Maldives