NewsDecember 19, 2020

Ooredoo Strengthens Internet Infrastructure at Velana International Airport

Telecom giant Ooredoo Maldives has strengthened its internet infrastructure at Velana International Airport to cater to the increasing arrivals of tourists, ensuring that a great internet experience is there to welcome them to the Maldives.

According to a tweet by Najib Khan, the CEO of Ooredoo Maldives, the internet infrastructure provided by the company is now 3x times at Velana International Airport, to provide guests with a great experience.


In addition to this, Ooredoo Maldives recently inaugurated a Digital Kiosk especially for tourists at Velana International Airport. The 24-hour self-service Digital Kiosk enables contactless registration, payments and instant dispatching of tourist SIMs. The company believes that providing contactless and fast services is crucial under the current circumstances to ensure safety for its customers as well as its employees.

Ooredoo Digital kiosk at Velana International Airport established right in front of the Arrivals provides 24/7 access to:

– Tourist SIM Cards
– Bill Payments
– Recharge Services
– m-Faisaa Cash in Services

Ooredoo Maldives has also launched a destination Marketing Campaign – Visit Maldives Now, reaching its international network of over 117 million people across 10 countries to help the nation kickstart its tourism at a faster pace.

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).

Recently, Maldives celebrated the arrival of its 500,000th visitor of 2020, on 17th December.