The Maldives Guest Houses to Reopen from 15 October
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02 September, 2020
Maldives will permit reopening of guesthouses located in inhabited islands from 15 October 2020, Ministry of Tourism confirmed.
The island nation’s tourism ministry said permits will be issued based on consent from respective island councils.
Guesthouses will also have to meet requirements set by the national Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the Health Emergency Operations Centre (HEOC), the ministry added.
Maldives implemented a temporarily nationwide shutdown of guesthouses on 17th March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile guesthouses and hotels in greater Male’ area has been granted permission to reopen for transit purposes from July 15, 2020, under special consideration.
Maldives has over 600 guesthouses operating nationwide.
Maldives opened the borders for all nationalities from 15th July 2020. Tourists traveling to Maldives are provided a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival.
A confirmed booking in a tourist establishment registered with the Ministry of Tourism, prior to travelling to the Maldives is mandatory for the travelers.
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