NewsJuly 26, 2020

Maldives Postpones Guesthouse Reopening

Maldives has decided to postpone the reopening of guesthouses for international tourists on inhabited islands.

Health Minister Abdulla Ameen made the announcement at the virtual inauguration of COVID-19 management facilities in Addu City, Fuvahmulah City and H. A. Ihavandhoo on 25th July.


He said that the government has reviewed its earlier decision to reopen the guesthouses from August 2020, and will evaluate the situation and announce a date for guesthouse reopening in mid-August.

Meanwhile guesthouses and hotels in greater Male’ area are allowed to reopen for transit purposes from July 15, 2020, under special consideration.

Maldives has over 600 guesthouses operating nationwide.

Maldives opened the borders for all nationalities from 15th July 2020. Tourists traveling to Maldives are provided a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival.

A confirmed booking in a tourist establishment registered with the Ministry of Tourism, prior to travelling to the Maldives is mandatory for the travelers.