Maldives Suspends Entry of Tourists From South Asian Countries

12 May, 2021 13:40 IST|Sakshi Post

In the last few days, we have seen many celebs spending some quality time in Maldives. Now, the nation issued a travel advisory for Indians travelling to Maldives for tourist activities. The Maldivian government has announced that visas for tourists from India and other nations in South Asia will be halted with effect from May 13 as the number of coronavirus cases are increasing. The tourists from South Asian countries are temporarily not allowed to enter the Maldives.

Here is the statement issued by Maldives Immigration - "Effective from May 13, 2021, entry is temporarily suspended for tourists originating from South Asian countries. This restriction also applies to the tourists transited in South Asian countries for the past 14 days. Following this precautionary measure, all categories of visa holders originating from South Asian countries (except healthcare professionals with a valid work permit) are temporarily restricted to enter Maldives, until further notice."

The official twitter account of the High Commission of India in Maldives shared the tweet made by Maldives Immigration and wrote, "The temporary suspension of entry to the Maldives for all categories of visa holders from South Asia may impact flights between India & the Maldives. Indian tourists already in the Maldives may make necessary travel arrangements to return to India." Here is the tweet.

The Ministry of Tourism of Maldives on April 25th announced a suspension on travel of tourists from India to Maldives. The tweet read, “With effect from 27 April @HPA_mv suspends tourists travelling from #India to #Maldives from staying at tourist facilities in inhabited islands. We thank you for the support in our endeavour to make tourism safest possible with minimum inconvenience."

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