The latest tourism status update by the Ministry of Tourism reveals that there are currently 28 airlines operating flights to and from the Maldives.
Of this, major international schedules airlines operating to the Maldives include Emirates (30,567 passengers), Qatar Airways (20,999), IndiGo (18,998), GoAir (17,715) and Aeroflot (16,623).
After temporarily closing its borders to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maldives reopened borders to all nationalities from 15th July 2020. All visitors are granted a 30-day free on-arrival visa with a confirmed booking for a stay at any registered tourist facility in the country.
The halt in tourism activity caused by the border closure resulted in catastrophic consequences for the Maldivian tourism industry. However, signs of recovery are steadily emerging. From 1st January 2021 to 17th February 2021, a total of 147,744 tourists arrived in the Maldives.
The full list of airlines currently connecting the Maldives to the world is as follows: