NewsMay 9, 2023

Tourism Industry Optimistic as WHO Declares End to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

The tourism industry is preparing for a boost in travel as the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to COVID-19 as a public health emergency. Given that the Maldives was one of the first countries to fully reopen its borders to tourists during the pandemic, the announcement by WHO is expected to further improve the already optimistic outlook for travel to the island nation.

The Maldives has been one of the few success stories in the tourism industry during the pandemic, with the country taking strict measures to prevent the spread of the virus while still allowing tourists to visit. With over 1.7 million tourists visiting the Maldives in 2019, the country is looking to attract even more visitors now that travel restrictions are expected to be lifted.


The Maldives is known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and luxurious resorts, making it a popular destination for honeymooners and travellers looking to relax and unwind. The country has also been working to promote sustainable tourism, with many resorts and hotels implementing eco-friendly practices.

With the end of the public health emergency, the Maldives is expected to see a surge in travel, with many tourists looking to escape to the tropical paradise after being confined to their homes for so long. The country is well-prepared to welcome tourists, with strict safety protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of both visitors and locals.

Overall, the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency is expected to lead to a bright future for the Maldives’ tourism industry, with the country looking to welcome back visitors and showcase its stunning natural beauty and luxurious hospitality.