Maldives reopens its borders today, 15th July, 2020!
Maldives has put up a strong fight against the COVID-19 and now the country has good testing facilities and backup facilities. Today, a A350 flight operated by the Qatar Airways landed at Velana International Airport at 8:26am, carrying 127 passengers which included 103 tourists, all from European countries.
The Velana International Airport implemented several precautionary measures, including screening upon arrivals for COVID-19 symptoms, enforcing social distancing and good hygiene, and expanding testing capacity.
Maldives noted a record 1.7 million tourist arrivals in 2019 and hopes to attract 850,000 visitors by the end of this year despite shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic.