Maldives records more than 27,000 tourists in 3 months

Tourists wave as they are taken to a guesthouse in A. A. Thoddoo.

In the three months since the borders of the Maldives reopened, the country has so far received a total of 27,217 tourists. 

Statistics published by Maldives Immigration so far showed that the number of arrivals in the third month since the reopening of borders had increased by 56 percent.

Maldives closed down its borders on March 27 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and reopened on July 15.

Immigration statistics show that so far in October, a total of 8,350 tourists had arrived to the Maldives. The highest percentage of tourists were from Russia with a total of 2,308. 656 tourists from the USA as well as 444 tourists from the UAE were recorded during this time. The highest number of tourists to the Maldives within the last 15 days were recorded on October 11, with a total of 1,025 tourists. 

The number of airlines operating to the Maldives have also been slowly increasing. Local guesthouses that meet certain requirements were also permitted to reopen on October 15.