NewsAugust 10, 2020

Thinking about Travel? Here are 5 Reasons Why Maldives is a Safe Haven

Planning your next vacation? Several destinations have restarted tourism and are welcoming back tourists. But it’s extremely important that you choose a safe destination during these times. The Maldives has welcomed over 1700 tourists in just 17 days of border reopening. Here are 5 reasons why you can travel to this island paradise with confidence:

  1. ‘One Island One Resort’

Crown & Champa Resorts

The island nation of Maldives is a naturally self-isolated paradise, with 1192 islands scattered along a length of 871 kilometres. The unique geography of the destination prevents contact between locals and tourists as well as tourists between two resorts. So, when you stay at your resort, you have no worries of local spread into the resort. The islands are beautifully socially distanced from the city and the crowd, which makes for a perfect holiday destination post the pandemic.

  1. Safety Protocols in Resorts

Lily Beach Resort & Spa

As the country planned for a grand re-opening, resorts were preparing to welcome you back with sturdy health and safety protocols to ensure a worry-free holiday. For instance, Lily Beach Resort & Spa recently started offering free PCR testing for their guests. All resorts in the destination also have designate areas for isolation of the guest if and when required. Every resort is also required to have resident medical officers on site who have undergone HPA certified training on COVID-19 management, isolation procedures and sampling.

  1. Experience Complete Seclusion

Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences

Imagine a luxury villa featuring your own private pool and a private beach just a few steps away. The Maldives offers some of the best water and beach bungalows in the world. You can choose to spend your luxurious vacation inside your villa if you aren’t confident enough to step outside. The resorts feature special in-villa dining, including floating breakfasts as well as unique experiences such as dining on the beach and sandbanks.

  1. Safe flights, Arrivals & Departure
Qatar Airways

International airlines are slowly restarting their operations to the Indian Ocean destination. The very first flight that operated to the Maldives after border reopening carried 107 foreign tourists and was operated by Qatar Airways. The airline has implemented several measures to ensure safety throughout the journey. The Maldives’ Guidelines for Restarting Tourism also outlines a variety of safety procedures to be taken on arrival at the Velana Airport and during departure.

  1. Safety on Vessels

Voyages Maldives

With the reopening of borders, liveaboards were also given permission to restart operations with the required standards. According to the Guidelines, tourist vessels shall not be allowed to call into any other harbour besides designated ones until further notice. The vessel has to be disinfected as per HPA guidelines after departure of guests and before new guests can be accepted onboard.