No additional fees will be charged to enter Maldives

The Maldives government has assured that no additional fees will be charged on tourists who visit the archipelago when the island nation reopens its borders to tourists once again.

The Maldives closed its borders and shut down the tourism industry on March 27 as a precautionary measure against COVID19. The Tourism Ministry prepared a draft guideline titled 'Maldives Safe Tourism Guideline' outlining proposed plans to re-open the country's borders to tourists. The draft proposed to charge several fees from incoming tourists, and tourism experts and investors voiced concern on the proposition.

The Tourism Ministry issued a statement on Saturday announcing its plans to reopen the country's borders for visitors in July 2020. The statement assured guests that they will not be charged any additional fees to enter the Maldives.

The Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation and the Ministry of Tourism are organizing special events to re-open the Indian ocean island nation to tourists.