The Maldives has banned tourists due to the Covid crisis. The country announced that visas for tourists from India and other nations in South Asia will be halted with effect from May 13 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

  

Maldives bans Indian tourists due to Covid crisis

WHAT?

The Maldives has banned tourists due to the Covid crisis.

WHEN?

“Effective from May 13, 2021, entry is temporarily suspended for tourists originating from South Asian countries. This restriction also applies to the tourists transited in South Asian countries for the past 14 days. Following this precautionary measure, all categories of visa holders originating from South Asian countries (except healthcare professionals with a valid work permit) are temporarily restricted to enter the Maldives, until further notice,” the statement reads.

It also added, “Indian tourists already in the Maldives may make necessary travel arrangements to return to India.”

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India, currently reeling under the deadly second wave of Covid-19, has recorded 3,48,421 new cases and 4,205 deaths in the last 24 hours. In the Maldives, active cases increased from 4,978 to 11,629 on May 11.