Germany’s most popular airline, Condor has returned to the Maldivian skies with its first scheduled flight that arrived in Maldives at Velana International Airport today.
The airline will operate 2 weekly flights from Frankfurt, Germany to Male’, Maldives on Sundays and Tuesdays.
Joining Lufthansa, this marks the second German airline to operate scheduled flights to Maldives. Lufthansa operates flights between Frankfurt and Male’ on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Germany is among the top 10 source market of tourists to the Maldives with more than 5,300 tourist arrivals recorded since the border reopening. In 2020, Maldives has welcomed a total of 32,072 tourists from Germany.
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.
With Condor airlines resuming services, there are 22 airlines currently operating to Maldives.
Maldives has also extended ‘Split Stay’ for all types of tourist accommodation facilities, allowing tourists to split their stay between resort, hotels, guesthouses and liveaboard 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 (www.imuga.immigration.gov.mv), by all arriving passengers before arrival (but not exceeding 24 hours before arrival time).
Featured Image: Velana International Airport