The Maldives was selected by Lonely Planet as part of the Top 6 Destinations of 2021, that travelers are looking forward to visiting.

The holiday destination, known for its infamous white-sand beaches, and clear blue lagoons, is already trending high, attracting great attention from travelers aiming to escape from the struggles of the pandemic. 

Already named the top destination for 2021 by Club Med per Google search data, it also made the list of the most-searched destinations for 2021by Expedia, ranked 11. Furthermore, the island of Maafushi, part of the Kaafu Atoll, was featured on Airbnb’s list of top trending destinations based on search results for travel in 2021.

The Maldives is already in steady recovery in the tourism sector, as travel arrivals steadily increase. Resorts, hotels, and guesthouses have been reopening for service to welcome back guests as well, with 141 resorts and 254 guesthouses resuming operations at the end of 2020. The spread of coronavirus across the Maldives was conveniently controlled at the current rate, due to the unique geographical structure of the archipelago that provides natural isolation and separation between the islands. 

Travelers can register on the program and start earning points by traveling to the Maldives from 1st January 2021 onwards, through the Maldives Border Miles loyalty program. Once a tourist is registered as a member of the program, they will earn points based on the duration of stay, visits to celebrate special occasions, visits on local occasions of the Maldives, frequency of visits, and other aspects.

Tourists traveling to the Maldives must provide a negative PCR test upon their arrival. 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 ( when filling out the Traveler Health Declaration.

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