This Country Set a Record in Tourist Arrivals

This Country Set a Record in Tourist Arrivals
The Maldives has witnessed 5,000 tourist arrivals on average, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

The Maldives set a record with 5,100 tourists arriving on the same day

OT Staff
February 25 , 2021
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On February 22 the Maldives recorded 5,100 tourists, the highest number in a single day in 2021. That's not bad considering we are in the middle of a pandemic. 

According to local media, between January 1 and February 20, 2021, over 1,60,000 travllers made a trip to the Maldives. Most of the tourists were from India, Kazakhastan, Xinhua, Ukraine, and Russia. The island country plans on attracting 1.5 million tourists by the end of 2021.


Planning a visit? As per government officials, the Maldives requires a mandatory RT-PCR COVID negative test report from the travellers. Without one, tourists won’t be allowed to roam around.

Read: Maldives on your Travel List? You Need a Negative COVID-19 Test

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The tropical paradise is famous for its palm-fringed islands, pristine sandy beaches, and lavish water villas. The best time to visit the islands is the dry season (November to April) which offers clear blue skies, a calm sea, and great weather to sunbathe on the beaches.

Read: Maldives Emerges as a Haven Amid the Pandemic

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