On March 26, 2021, Maldives has achieved a new record with the highest number of tourist arrivals in a single day this year.

According to a tweet by the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives recorded 5,275 tourist arrivals in a single day. In the tweet, the ministry congratulated the travel and tourism industry partners and ‘especially the employees’, for their effort in the recovery of Maldives Tourism. In addition the tourism ministry also thanked the tourists for believing in the Maldives.

The latest statistics by the Tourism Ministry reveals that over 269,000 tourist arrivals by 25th March 2021, with an an average of 8.9 days stay in the island nation. India and Russia are leading the top source market for these arrivals with 65,059 tourists arrivals from India and 58,679 tourists arrivals from Russia. 

Maldives reopened its international borders on July 15, 2020 and since then it has remained a popular holidays destination among Indian  and Russian celebrities. Over the past few months many celebrities from both nations has vacationed in The Maldives.

Other leading individual tourist source markets include; Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Germany, Romania, Czech Republic, France, the United States and Switzerland. From 1st January 2021 to 24th March 2021, tourist arrivals from Kazakhstan increased by 330.9% compared to the same period last year. In addition to that, tourist arrivals from Ukraine increased by 271.4% as well.

All visitors are granted a 30-day free on-arrival visa with a confirmed booking for a stay at any registered tourist facility in the country. While there is no mandatory quarantine or testing on arrival, tourists traveling to Maldives 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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