Maldives Travel News

Ultimate desert island fantasy Ultimate desert island fantasy
In a Picture
Ultimate desert island fantasy
May 31, 2022
The beating sun creates a marbling of the translucent shallows. Encompass a small tropical land mass of vibrant green and brilliant white that heart yearns.
Maldives’ intriguing and mysterious ancient Buddhist era Maldives’ intriguing and mysterious ancient Buddhist era
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Maldives’ intriguing and mysterious ancient Buddhist era
April 29, 2022
Behind the sun-kissed shores is a rich cultural history stretching back centuries. Religious heritage of the island nation is a fascinating part of its story
Maldives continue to ease Covid restrictions Maldives continue to ease Covid restrictions
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Maldives continue to ease Covid restrictions
March 16, 2022
Fully vaccinated visitors no longer require a PCR test to enter the country. Visitors now simply require two doses of an approved WHO Coronavirus vaccine.
Floating City to Meet the Challenge of Rising Sea Levels Floating City to Meet the Challenge of Rising Sea Levels
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Floating City to Meet the Challenge of Rising Sea Levels
February 26, 2022
With the issue of rising sea levels a hot topic for the country. Plans are progressing for a unique and highly ambitious new project of floating city.
Maldives Lifts Omicron Travel Ban for African Tourists Maldives Lifts Omicron Travel Ban for African Tourists
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Maldives Lifts Omicron Travel Ban for African Tourists
January 11, 2022
The Omicron travel restrictions for African nations has lifted now. Tourists from South Africa and six other countries in the continent can now travel freely.
Maldives Main Airport Opens New Service Complex for Luxury Travellers Maldives Main Airport Opens New Service Complex for Luxury Travellers
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Maldives Main Airport Opens New Service Complex for Luxury Travellers
January 8, 2022
Velana International Airport has opened its much-anticipated new VIP/CIP service complex. Offers modern services and facilities for the luxury traveller.
New Departure Tax from Travellers Now in Effect New Departure Tax from Travellers Now in Effect
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New Departure Tax from Travellers Now in Effect
January 1, 2022
A new Departure Tax and airport fee is now in effect for anyone travelling from an airport in the country. Visitors are subject to the new Tax when departing.
Tourism Recovery Strengthens Amidst Uncertainties Tourism Recovery Strengthens Amidst Uncertainties
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Tourism Recovery Strengthens Amidst Uncertainties
December 21, 2021
Tourism industry is now recovering strongly. International tourism has been affected by the coronavirus and visitor numbers are still lower that expected.
Home Stay Tourism to Offer Authentic Taste of Life Home Stay Tourism to Offer Authentic Taste of Life
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Home Stay Tourism to Offer Authentic Taste of Life
December 13, 2021
Visitors now will have the opportunity to experience the local culture and tradition by staying local homes. Home stay tourism has introduced first time.
The Maldives Responds to New COVID Variant with Travel Restrictions The Maldives Responds to New COVID Variant with Travel Restrictions
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The Maldives Responds to New COVID Variant with Travel Restrictions
November 29, 2021
The country has imposed a travel ban on seven African countries to help stem the flow of the latest COVID variant. The ban was implemented by the Health Protection Agency.
Marry Harmoniously with Nature Marry Harmoniously with Nature
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Marry Harmoniously with Nature
November 23, 2021
The mesmerising lagoon, which dazzles the eyes in sunlight, agreeably accommodates the man-made intrusion. It welcomes guests marry harmoniously with nature.
Maldives Frustrated by UN Climate Conference Compromise Maldives Frustrated by UN Climate Conference Compromise
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Maldives Frustrated by UN Climate Conference Compromise
November 17, 2021
COP26 compromise agreement has frustrated by official from the country. Delegates failed to reach a consensus on key issues at the UN’s climate conference.
Tourism to Drive Economy Growth Tourism to Drive Economy Growth
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Tourism to Drive Economy Growth
November 10, 2021
The recovery of tourism sector is expected to have a significant impact on country's economic growth. A report from the World Bank forecasts economic recovery.
Infrastructure Plan will Bring Tourism to the Countrywide Infrastructure Plan will Bring Tourism to the Countrywide
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Infrastructure Plan will Bring Tourism to the Countrywide
November 5, 2021
Ambitious plan to develop and upgrade the nationwide infrastructure has announced. This will allow visitors to reach all parts of the country quick and easy.
Maldives Expects to Welcome 1.3 Million Visitors During 2021 Maldives Expects to Welcome 1.3 Million Visitors During 2021
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Maldives Expects to Welcome 1.3 Million Visitors During 2021
November 1, 2021
Visitor numbers have surpassed one million and expects welcomed over 1.3 million by the end of the year. The event has celebrated with a special ceremony.
Quarantine Tourism Falls After Easing Middle East Entry Rules Quarantine Tourism Falls After Easing Middle East Entry Rules
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Quarantine Tourism Falls After Easing Middle East Entry Rules
October 28, 2021
The number of Indian expats who are quarantined in the country has fallen dramatically. This change is due to ease of the Middle East entry requirements.
Heavenly Beauty of Sumptuous Clarity Heavenly Beauty of Sumptuous Clarity
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Heavenly Beauty of Sumptuous Clarity
October 22, 2021
This country offers no greater treasure than the gift of barefoot luxury. A tantalising lagoon of sumptuous clarity stretches all around you to enjoy the sun.
Visitors from Italy to Travel Again to the Maldives Visitors from Italy to Travel Again to the Maldives
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Visitors from Italy to Travel Again to the Maldives
October 18, 2021
After reopening the country for tourism and now Italy has removed Maldives from its red list. Visitors start again to travel their dream holiday destination.
Maldives Tackles Climate Change with Clean-up of Toxic Trash Island Maldives Tackles Climate Change with Clean-up of Toxic Trash Island
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Maldives Tackles Climate Change with Clean-up of Toxic Trash Island
October 14, 2021
This is a country undoubtedly one of the most stunning nations on earth. However there is a mark on its pristine natural beauty, dealing with increasing waste.
Tourism Golden Jubilee Celebration Countdown Tourism Golden Jubilee Celebration Countdown
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Tourism Golden Jubilee Celebration Countdown
October 10, 2021
Almost five decades ago when the first resort opened in the country it was still an island nation barely known to outside world. The islanders relied on fishing.
Direct Flights to Maldives Re-established from UK Direct Flights to Maldives Re-established from UK
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Direct Flights to Maldives Re-established from UK
October 7, 2021
A direct connection between London and Velana International has been re-established. This was following the easing of Coronavirus restrictions last month.
Idyllic Oasis with Restorative Powers Idyllic Oasis with Restorative Powers
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Idyllic Oasis with Restorative Powers
September 24, 2021
This idyllic oasis is defined by its tender soft pristine white beach. Effulgent palette of blue surround and vibrant green garden with restorative powers.
Maldives Expects Surge in UK Tourists Maldives Expects Surge in UK Tourists
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Maldives Expects Surge in UK Tourists
September 21, 2021
The number of English tourists visiting the country is expected to increase significantly after the United Kingdom Government eased coronavirus restrictions.
The Biggest Integrated Tourism Project to Add New Hotel The Biggest Integrated Tourism Project to Add New Hotel
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The Biggest Integrated Tourism Project to Add New Hotel
August 16, 2021
The first multi-island integrated leisure destination is to welcome a new luxury resort. SO hotels is scheduled to open their first resort at Crossroads.
Turquoise Clarity from a Sun Kissed Beach Turquoise Clarity from a Sun Kissed Beach
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Turquoise Clarity from a Sun Kissed Beach
August 13, 2021
The turquoise clarity of the lagoon is surrounded by serenity. But for the noise of the water gingerly lapping against the sun kissed beach is so relaxing.
Demand Soars for Guesthouses Demand Soars for Guesthouses
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Demand Soars for Guesthouses
August 10, 2021
Guest houses are currently seeing unprecedented demand despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It has been overwhelmed by workers en-routed to Gulf states.
Preparation for Vaccine Tourism Preparation for Vaccine Tourism
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Preparation for Vaccine Tourism
August 1, 2021
Plan to offer COVID-19 vaccines for tourists is ongoing. The country is keen to make it as easy as possible for visitors to enjoy its shores once more.
Maldives Relaxes PCR Test Rules for Visitors Maldives Relaxes PCR Test Rules for Visitors
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Maldives Relaxes PCR Test Rules for Visitors
July 29, 2021
If you are planning to visit the Maldives, you must be aware of the latest updates on Covid-19 prevention measures. The new rule for PCR test gives more time.
New Tax and Airport Fee to Collect from Travellers New Tax and Airport Fee to Collect from Travellers
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New Tax and Airport Fee to Collect from Travellers
July 17, 2021
Travellers will be subject to pay new airport tax and development fees from January 2022. Different fees will apply for travelling in different classes.
Tourist safety Assured as Covid Vaccinations Reach 96% Tourist safety Assured as Covid Vaccinations Reach 96%
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Tourist safety Assured as Covid Vaccinations Reach 96%
July 12, 2021
Visitors can be confident of a safe trip. 96% of tourism workers have now received their first dose of COVID vaccine according to the Ministry of Tourism.
Curfew Hours Lifted as Covid Cases Go Down Curfew Hours Lifted as Covid Cases Go Down
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Curfew Hours Lifted as Covid Cases Go Down
July 8, 2021
Curfew hours has completely dissolved in the Capital city area following a decrease in coronavirus cases. Legal permits to exit home are no longer required.
American Equity Firm Takes Over Trans Maldivian Airways American Equity Firm Takes Over Trans Maldivian Airways
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American Equity Firm Takes Over Trans Maldivian Airways
July 2, 2021
The majority share of the largest seaplane operator in the world, Trans Maldivian Airways has been taken by American multinational private equity firm.
Lift of South Asian Travel Ban Lift of South Asian Travel Ban
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Lift of South Asian Travel Ban
June 30, 2021
The country will reopen its borders on July 15 for travellers from South Asian countries. All visitors are required to submit a negative PCR result on arrival.
Maldives Leads the Way in Sustainable Tourism Maldives Leads the Way in Sustainable Tourism
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Maldives Leads the Way in Sustainable Tourism
June 29, 2021
The Government has committed to making the country carbon neutral by 2030. The Climate Emergency Bill helps the potential threat of rising sea levels.
Maldives Second Most Popular International Airport Seeks Expansion Maldives Second Most Popular International Airport Seeks Expansion
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Maldives Second Most Popular International Airport Seeks Expansion
June 19, 2021
The national airline operator Island Aviation Services, which operates Maafaru International Airport, has announced airport terminal expansion project.
That was then: The Very First Resort Cabana That was then: The Very First Resort Cabana
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That was then: The Very First Resort Cabana
May 29, 2021
The historical photograph taken in 1972 shows a completely different that we see today. The world class resorts, gorgeous infinity pools and glamorous speedboats of the rich and famous are nowhere to be seen.