As part of its ‘vacation offensive in the cold season’ initiative, Austrian Airlines will commence an increase in the frequency of flights to Maldives. As of now, the airline is currently operating two flights a week to Male’. Austrian Airlines will increase the frequency to three times a week as the weather in Europe gets colder. 
Austrian Airlines is preparing for passengers to postpone summer holidays in favor of some winter sun whereas most European airlines are predicting a travel boom during summer season. In addition, the airline is launching new routes to Mexico and resumption of flights to Mauritius for the winter of 2021. 
“People are longing for vacations, long-distance travel, and the sea. That’s why we will be focusing on attractive long-haul destinations in the coming winter flight schedule to satisfy our passengers’ desire to travel. I am confident that by then, many people worldwide will have been vaccinated that travel will once again be possible without severe restrictions” stated COO of Austrian, Michael Trestl. 
Maldives reopened borders to all nationalities from 15th July 2020. 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 by all arriving passengers before arrival (but not exceeding 24 hours before arrival time).

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