MALE - The Maldives is ready to ease its border restrictions and begin a phased re-opening of the islands from July.
The Maldives government eased restrictions internally on 28 May - almost six weeks after the lockdown was imposed and is now stepping up preparations to restart international tourism.
Stringent safety guidelines will be put in place to safeguard the health and well-being of visitors.
“The Maldives is a string of 1196 islands scattered across the ocean. Heavily reliant on the tourism sector, Maldives is famous for its unique one-island-one-resort concept,” said Thoyyib Mohamed, managing director of Maldives Tourism.
“The isolated nature of the islands provides visitors with an ideal opportunity to enjoy its beautiful surroundings safely and comfortably, and the Maldivian people look forward to welcoming visitors to our idyllic shores again in the near future,” Mr Mohamed continued.