NewsFebruary 27, 2021

Maldives Tops Most Instagrammed Tourist Locations in the World!

The most Instagrammed tourist locations in the world have been revealed – with Maldives taking the top spot on the platform with 8.8 million hashtags and images uploaded – more than any other tourist destination or attraction around the globe.

Travel experts from My Baggage found the archipelago in the Indian Ocean, a firm favorite with social media influencers, had been tagged almost 9 million times with #Maldives.


Paris’s Eiffel Tower was found to be the second most Instagrammed tourist hotspot with 6.5 million hashtags while New York’s Times Square came in third with 4.4 million hashtags.

With more than 95 million photos uploaded on Instagram daily, the new research looked at the overall number of hashtags for tourist attractions. France’s Eiffel Tower scooped second place, with 6.5 million photos shared on Instagram with the attraction’s hashtag, followed by Times Square in New York with 4.4million images.

With limited options available for holidaying amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maldives has become the destination of choice for many, including influencers.

While many holidaymakers decided to go on a staycation within the country, the Instagram profiles of many celebrities were filled with photos from their vacation in the Maldives, putting the island nation in the spotlight.

Here is the full list of My Baggage’s top 20 list.

  1. Maldives                   8.8M hashtags
  2. Eiffel Tower              6.5M hashtags
  3. Times Square          4.4M hashtags
  4. Grand Canyon         3.8M hashtags
  5. Brooklyn Bridge       3.3M hashtags
  6. Big Ben                    3M hashtags
  7. Notre Dame             2.9M hashtags
  8. Empire State Building 2.9M hashtags
  9. Tower Bridge           2.4M hashtags
  10. Hyde Park                2.2M hashtags
  11. Sagrada Familia      2.1M hashtags
  12. Statue of Liberty      2M hashtags
  13. Machu Picchu          1.8M hashtags
  14. Colosseum               1.7M hashtags
  15. Taj Mahal                 1.6M hashtags
  16. Angkor Wat              1.5M hashtags
  17. Harrods                    1.5M hashtags
  18. Alhambra                 1.5M hashtags
  19. Southbank               1.4M hashtags
  20. Petra                        1.3M hashtags

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.

While there is no 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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