According to the latest Tourism Ministry statistics, Russia remains the top source market for tourist arrivals to the Maldives as of 21st July 2021.
Starting from the end of last year until May of this year, the greatest number of tourist arrivals to the Maldives was recorded from India. However, as the COVID-19 situation in India worsened, travel restrictions were temporarily placed on inbound tourists coming from the South Asian region, resulting in Russia being the top source market.
The latest statistics from the Tourism Ministry revealed that a total of 136,955 Russian tourists arrived in the Maldives as of 21st July. India takes second place with a total of 94,927 tourist arrivals, while Germany is in third place with 31,617 tourist arrivals.
As per the Tourism Ministry stats, the tourism growth percentage has increased by 50% by this July, compared to that of last year. The Ministry anticipates the figures to increase during the upcoming days.