NewsAugust 5, 2021

Maldives Records 81% Increase in Tourist Arrivals in July

Maldives has recorded an 81 percent increase in tourist arrivals in July 2021, compared to the previous month.

Statistics publicized by Maldives Immigration yesterday show 101,818 tourists visited the island nation in July. This is a significant increase compared to the 51,166 arrivals in June.


The top source markets in July were Russia, India, Saudi Arabia, Germany and the US. The highest tourist arrivals recorded in a single day during July 2021 was the very last day, 31st July, on which the country welcomed 5,315 visitors.

The highest tourist arrivals in a single day in July was recorded on the 31st, with 5,315 visitors.

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.

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 (, by all arriving passengers before arrival (but not exceeding 24 hours before arrival time).