NewsMay 12, 2020

Tourism Reopening Proposals Formulated and Under Review – Tourism Minister

Tourism Minister Ali Waheed has revealed that Maldives tourism reopening proposals have been formulated and sent to cabinet for approval.

Speaking at the press conference, he said that the plan was formulated after discussions with a team of local and international experts, and after reviewing the examples of other countries.

“These proposals include which airports to reopen and which airlines to permit at first, and how to handle the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for travelers that presents a medical certificate which confirms negative COVID-19 test findings,” he said.

Minister further added that after deliberations, the plans will be shared with the industry stakeholders.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, with the support of his Cabinet of Ministers, established the national taskforce on Resilience and Recovery to address the short to medium term challenges posed by the COVID-19 impact. The tourism reopening proposal is expected to be reviewed by this special task force.

The key mandate of the Resilience and Recovery Taskforce is to formulate strategies, in close coordination with and advice from relevant stakeholders, to revive the Maldives’ economy, boost economic growth, and relieve and realign the social sector to face new challenges.