The Maldives recorded over 4800 tourist arrivals in one day on Valentine’s Day, 14 February.
According to the statistics from Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, the island nation witnessed approximately 4,856 tourist arrivals on 14th February 2021, the valentine’s day. While the special day remains the highest in tourist arrivals, the destination recorded 4,809 tourist arrivals on 12 February and 4,480 arrivals on 13 February as well.
As of 14 February, the figures from the Ministry of Tourism revealed that Russia remains the top market for tourist arrivals into the Maldives with 30,499 tourists, followed by India with 30,295 arrivals, and Ukraine with 9,955 arrivals. Recently, Kazakhstan entered the top 10 markets with 6,376 tourists, Romania with 5,672 tourists, followed by Germany, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom (UK), and Czech Republic.
As the Maldives witnesses steady recovery in the tourism sector, following the negative impact caused by the global pandemic, numerous tourist accommodation facilities are continuing to restart operations to welcome back tourists to the destination. As of 14 February 2021, 145 resorts and marinas have reopened, along with 349 guesthouses, 136 safari vessels, and 11 hotels.
Tourists traveling to the Maldives must provide authorities with a negative PCR test upon their arrival at the holiday destination. 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.
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