The government of Maldives has provided operational permits to 95 safari boats offering services to tourists visiting the Maldives.
With the re-opening of the border on 15th of July, the Maldivian government commenced issuing operational permits to Safaris. This is a special permit provided by the Ministry of Tourism allowing the liveaboards to resume services with the required health and safety standards.
According to the Ministry, permission has now been given to Safaris that will commence its services in September and October. The Boating Association of Maldives has urged the crews and tourists who visit Safaris not to travel inhabited islands.
At the same time, Health Protection Agency (HPA) has also urged the tourists to refrain from visiting islands and resorts. If tourists visiting safaris require PCR testing, they shall visit the testing facility in Hulhumale’ instead of obtaining the service from islands.
As stated by the Boating Association, pre-booking can be done for tourists who wish to visit the PCR testing facility in Hulhumale’.