NewsOctober 22, 2020

Maldives Tourist Arrivals Increase by 56% in Third Month of Reopening

According to the latest statistics by Maldives Immigration, a total of 27,217 tourists arrived at the Maldives during the first three months, after the border reopened.

The numbers reveal that the island nation welcomed 56% more visitors in the third month of reopening compared to the second month. Maldives reopened borders on July 15th.


From 1st to 15th October, there have been 8,350 tourists arrivals out of which a majority of 2,308 are from Russia. This is followed by 656 tourists from the USA and 444 tourists from the UAE.

The Minister of Tourism has also revealed that the daily number of tourist arrivals in the Maldives has increased to 1000. He stated that the efforts to improve Maldives’ tourism has been successful since the country reopened its borders.

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).