Tourists in Maldives will no more need to follow strict safety guidelines after the arrival of the vaccine for COVID-19. Abdulla Mausoom, the Minister of Tourism, has recently declared it in an interview with CNBC.
Although the pandemic has caused a high impact on the tourism sector, the minister thinks that the industry will recover the loss in the coming year. Mausoom has predicted it due to the arrival of several tourists after the reopening of the nation’s border.
As Maldives has a tourism-reliant economy, it had the worst impact on the pandemic. However, there is a steep risk of tourist arrivals after reopening the border.
Some professionals think that the number of tourist arrivals may reach 500,000 this week. They also hope that the island country will receive more than 1 million in the coming years.
Mausoom declared, “We will remove restrictions within a short time.” Thus, the transportation systems will restore their normal conditions. Presently, 75% of establishments are open for tourists to provide eco-friendly services.
Guesthouses in the capital city have already received several booking requests. Based on these conditions, Mihaaru News projected that there would be a record-breaking number of tourists in Maldives in the future.