Guesthouses Required to Obtain Permit for Re-opening

Guesthouses across the country are required to have a re-opening permit from the Ministry of tourism to resume their operations during new normal.

As the Maldives move forward adjusting to a new normal, the Government will permit reopening of the Tourist Guesthouses on 15th October 2020.

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Meanwhile, guesthouses and hotels in Greater Male’ Area have been granted permission to reopen for transit purposes from July 15, 2020, under special consideration.

According to the Ministry of Tourism, in order to resume operations in the local islands, the Island Councils are required to submit written consent to the Ministry.

To obtain the re-opening permit, Tourist Guesthouses should apply to the Ministry of Tourism agreeing to fulfill the guidelines by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC).

More information will be available from the  or contact Ministry of Tourism’s hotline at 7223131 / e-mail at smu@tourism.go

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