Maldives Travel Latest Update: The island country in the Indian Ocean- Maldives is all set to welcome the Indian tourists with open arms. If your travel-hungry soul yearns to travel to the Maldives to unwind and rejuvenate, then you are in luck! The Maldives on Tuesday announced that it is geared up to open its borders to South Asian countries from July 15.Also Read - Thailand Pass And Covid Health Insurance Gets Lifted For Foreign Visitors, Do Take A Trip To These Beautiful Beaches In Thailand - Watch Video

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announced the government’s decision and added that this decision will be reviewed periodically between July 1-15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also Read - 5 Indian Tourist Sites That Are Most Popular Amid Social Media Influencers

Visa on arrival

The Maldives gives a visa on arrival. Yes, you read that right! And what’s the best part? The resorts in the Maldives are safely cocooned on separate islands. Also Read - Rat Temple To Aeroplane Gurudwara: Top 5 Unique And Bizarre Temples In India That Are A Must Visit - Watch Video

This news has given relief for Indians who hold work visas and waiting to travel abroad. If you are planning to travel to the Maldives after July 15, then it is mandatory to have a negative RT-PCR test.

Mandatory COVID-19 test for tourists to enter the Maldives

All tourists are required to hold a negative result for a nucleic acid test (PCR test) for COVID-19 prior to entry into the Maldives.

“#Maldives will restart issuing of on arrival tourist visa starting July 15 to tourists travelling from South Asia. Tourists need a negative #PCR result to enter Maldives. Further details will follow accordingly,” the tweet reads.

Details on SOPs are still awaited. Meanwhile, Maldives tour operators have started inviting tourists from India through tweets.