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The Maldives Is Reopening to International Travelers on July 15

by Eben Diskin Jun 25, 2020

The Maldives is the latest destination to announce that it will once again welcome international travelers. Starting on July 15, the island nation will welcome visitors to resorts, marinas, tourist vessels, and tourist hotels on uninhabited islands. Tourists will not have to quarantine, be required to present a negative COVID-19 test, or have a minimum length-of-stay requirement. Upon arrival, you can expect to fill out a health card and make frequent use of your mask. If you’re experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, however, you will be required to take a test at your own expense.

Accommodation must be booked in advance at a government-registered property, and during the first phase of reopening, tourists must spend their entire visit in one establishment — i.e., you can’t move between different hotels. Guest houses and hotels on inhabited islands, however, will have to wait until August 1 to reopen.

The Maldives closed its borders in March and suspended tourist visas for the first time in 47 years. For more information, check out the Maldives’ reopening guidelines.

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