Finally, a piece of good news for those who are aggressively waiting for the Maldives to reopen its borders for Indian tourists.
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the President of Maldives on Tuesday announced that the travel restrictions placed on South Asian tourists will be lifted in July.
This means travelers from South Asian countries which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka now travel to the Maldives on Tourists Visa.
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in a press conference, announced that the Maldives will restart issuing tourist VISAs to South Asian travelers from July 15 onwards., her further added that more details regarding this issue will be announced soon.
The Ministry of Tourism also tweeted about the same and said, “The Maldives will restart issuing of on-arrival tourist visa starting 15th July to tourists travelling from South Asia. Tourists need a negative #PCR result to enter the Maldives.”
#Maldives will restart issuing of on arrival tourist visa starting 15th July to tourists travelling from South Asia. Tourists need a negative #PCR result to enter Maldives. Further details will follow accordingly. #VisitMaldives @visitmaldives
— Ministry of Tourism (@MoTmv) June 29, 2021
Moreover, work VISA holders can re-enter the Maldives from July 1 onwards. However, they will be required to quarantine in the Maldives after crossing the border.
Travel Restrictions On South Asian Countries
It is important to note that due to the huge surge in coronavirus cases in South Asian Countries, the Maldives has announced the suspension of tourist visas for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka starting from 13th May 2021.
Travel Other Restricted Countries Via Maldives
Indian Citizens who are planning to visit Saudi Arabia and other restricted countries can now travel via the Maldives, by staying in the Maldives for 15 days and then flying to the final destination.