The Ministry of Tourism, Maldives has revealed that as of 4th March 2021, a total of 200,871 tourists arrived in Maldives.

According to the data published by the Ministry, the top source market is India with an arrival figure of 46,541, followed by Russia with 42,417 tourist arrivals. The third and fourth top source market is Ukraine and Kazakhstan, with a recorded 13,350 arrivals and 8,537 arrivals respectively. 

The Ministry of Tourism states that in order to reach the set target of 1.5 million tourists in 2021, The Maldives must maintain an average of 4000 daily arrivals throughout the year or experience a significant influx of tourists during holiday periods. 
The Maldives has 148 resorts and 364 guesthouses fully operational after the reopening of its international borders on July 15, 2020. Since then the island nation has been welcoming from all over the world, granting a 30-day free on-arrival visa with a confirmed booking for a stay at any registered tourist facility in the country. Although there is no mandatory quarantine or testing on arrival, tourist are required to complete an online health declaration form and provide a negative PCR test result taken at least 96 hours prior to their departure. The negative PCR test result must be attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form, which has to be submitted online via IMUGA (, by all arriving passengers before arrival (but not exceeding 24 hours before arrival time).

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