Record number of daily arrivals registered on Sunday

The Maldives welcomed a record number of daily arrivals on Monday since its border reopening in July.

The Maldives closed its borders to tourists on March 27 as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. The tourism dependent archipelago reopened its borders on July 15, and the number of arrivals have been steadily increasing since then.

Maldives Tourism Minister, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom said a record number of daily arrivals were registered on Sunday, with 1,582 tourists. The minister also said the government’s target of hosting atleast 21,000 tourists during October has been achieved, and thanked travel and tourism industry partners and related authorities for their effort.

Maldives is one of the few popular travel destinations currently accessible to tourists. For this reason, several airlines have recommenced operation to the Maldives.