NewsNovember 7, 2020

306 Tourist Facilities in Maldives Now Operational – Tourism Ministry

The Ministry of Tourism has revealed that there are 306 tourist facilities currently open and operating in Maldives, up until 4th November.

According to statistics from the Ministry, this figure includes 120 resorts, 65 guesthouses and 121 safaris. This is a total of 32,622 beds.


The Ministry stated that there are an additional 9 resorts and 1 guesthouse set to commence within December, making for an addition of 1,782 beds.

The borders in Maldives reopened on 15th July. Since then, the country has welcomed 44,365 tourists thus far. In total, Maldives has had a total of 427,212 tourists in the year 2020, with the highest number of tourist arrivals recorded from Russia.

The island nation opened 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.

Maldives has also extended ‘Split Stay’ for all types of tourist accommodation facilities, allowing tourists to split their stay between resort, hotels, guesthouses and live aboard boats, with prior approval as per split-stay procedure and guideline by the Ministry of Tourism.

While there is no mandatory quarantine or testing on arrival, tourists traveling to Maldives are required to complete an online health declaration form and provide a negative PCR test result taken at least 96 hours prior to their departure.

The negative PCR test result must be attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form, which has to be submitted online via IMUGA (, by all arriving passengers before arrival (but not exceeding 24 hours before arrival time).

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