NewsDecember 7, 2023

Maldives Tourist Arrivals Rise to 1.7 Million for First Time Post-COVID

The Maldives has witnessed an influx of 1.7 million tourists since the post-COVID era, marking a significant increase compared to the 1.5 million arrivals during the corresponding period last year.

According to data from the Ministry of Tourism, the total number of tourists at the end of the previous year. The government’s budget for this year set an ambitious target of 1.8 million tourist arrivals, slightly lower than the previous administration’s target of 1.9 million. Achieving this target hinges on attracting an additional 200,000 tourists by the end of the month.


While this year’s target slightly lags behind the previous government’s objective of welcoming 1.9 million tourists, the figures indicate a commendable 12% growth in tourist arrivals compared to the previous year.

Russia emerged as the leading contributor to this surge, with a substantial 190,000 tourists visiting the Maldives. India and China followed closely, with 180,000 and 170,000 arrivals, respectively.

The average stay of tourists in the Maldives is around seven days, with the country attracting an average of 5,000 tourists daily. 

Feature Photo: Patina Maldives