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Maldives to reopen tourist resorts

Snorkeling in the Maldives.
Snorkeling in the Maldives.

MALDIVES: The Maldives will reopen its tourist resorts from mid-July after a months-long virus-enforced shutdown, the country’s president said Tuesday, adding that international travellers would be welcomed to the Indian Ocean holiday hotspot.

Tourism is a major earner for the Maldives, a tropical island paradise popular with honeymooners and celebrities.

“The country will reopen its borders for international travel, and the government will allow resorts to welcome visitors from July 15,” President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih told reporters in the capital Male.

Foreign visitors would not be required to undergo virus tests or carry virus-free certificates to enter the archipelago of 1,190 tiny coral islets, the government said. Visitors showing virus symptoms or with high fevers would be tested for the infectious disease at the airport, officials said.

- AFP


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