Maldives signals reopening of majority of resorts

As many as 94% of resorts in The Maldives are expected to reopen by the end of October.

The Indian Ocean nation’s tourist office announced that 146 of its 156 resorts in operation will be open for business following health and safety measures set out by the islands’ tourism ministry.

British holidaymakers are currently subject to 14 days self-isolation on return from the country under Foreign Office guidelines.

However, 43 resorts have opened, a further 28 will be back in action this month, 29 in September and 46 in October.

All 156 resorts in the island nation will be required to take protective measures, ensuring the safety of tourists and also staff working in the industry.

Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation (MMPRC) managing director Thoyyib Mohamed said: “Following the issue of detailed Covid-19 safe tourism guidelines and the reopening of our international borders on 15th July, the Maldives is now fully prepared to welcome back tourists to our island nation, with safety being the destinations’ top priority.

“Over 40 resorts in the Maldives are already open to guests and a further 103 will reopen before the month of November, so we look forward to welcoming back UK holidaymakers to our beautiful islands.”

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