Tourist Arrivals to Maldives Reach Over 630,000 So Far This Year

The latest updates from the Ministry of Tourism show that from 1st January 2021 to 4th August 2021, a total of 630,943 tourists arrived in the Maldives.

As the Maldives recovers from the COVID-19 situation, tourist arrivals to the Maldives have gradually picked up and bounced back. On 16th July 2021 with a total of 555,006 tourists arrivals reached and exceeded the 2020 annual total of 555,494.

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By 4th August, the total arrivals to the Maldives exceeded 600,000, with an increase of 63.7% compared to that of 2020.

Arrivals have been gaining momentum as COVID-19 restrictions eased and borders reopened for South Asian markets. Daily average increased from 1,827 during the month of June to 4,644 as of first week of the August. While major markets such as Russia and India made full recovery with strong positive growth rates, new markets emerged from the European Region and the Middle East.

The top source market for the tourist arrival was Russia with 145,293 arrivals, followed by India with 108,959 tourist arrivals. Germany stood third with 35,483 tourist arrivals. Other top source markets include USA, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, Spain and France.

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