Tourist Arrivals in Maldives This Year Surpass the 255,000 Mark!

According to the latest statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism, a total of 255,903 tourists have arrived in the Maldives this year, as of 21st March 2021. Compared to the same time frame last year, this represents an increase of 13.5 percent.

The daily average for the month of March this year is 3,346, while the daily average for the year so far is 3,239. Average duration of stays is 8.9 days.

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India and Russia remain the leading tourist source markets with 23.9% and 21.7% market share respectively. Other prominent markets include Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Germany, Romania, Czech Republic, USA, France and Switzerland.

As of 20th March 2021, there are currently 149 resorts in operation, 385 guesthouses, 137 safari vessels, and 11 hotels. This represents a total operational capacity of 45,527 beds.

Maldives reopened borders to all nationalities from 15th July 2020. All visitors are granted a 30-day free on-arrival visa with a confirmed booking for a stay at any registered tourist facility in the country.

While there is no mandatory quarantine or testing on arrival, tourists traveling to Maldives are required to complete an online health declaration form and provide a negative PCR test result taken at least 96 hours prior to their departure.

The negative PCR test result must be attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form, which has to be submitted online via IMUGA (, by all arriving passengers before arrival (but not exceeding 24 hours before arrival time).

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