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Tourism Ministry Prohibits Locals from Vacationing in Resorts

Ministry of Tourism has prohibited locals in the Maldives from going to resorts and other tourist facilities for leisure purposes. This measure was taken as an additional attempt to curb the spread of the disease in the island nation.

The Ministry has instructed all tourist facilities to follow the regulation until a further announcement. This is hoped to control the spread of COVID-19 to the resorts in the Maldives. Many tourists felt safe to travel to the country due to its unique geography and one island one nation concept, which prevents spread from local islands to resorts.

According to the border reopening guidelines, tourists shall book their entire stay in one registered establishment. However, exemptions will be made for transit arrangements. Similarly, tourists staying in a liveaboard shall also stay in the same property throughout their stay. The Ministry has given permission to 47 safaris to operate.

Status of active cases in inhabited islands & in resorts

2 weeks ago, a tourist was tested positive for the first time since the Maldives reopened borders on 15th July. Currently, HPA has confirmed active COVID-19 cases in eight resorts, with six tourists and nine staff members among those that tested positive for the virus.

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