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A Mandatory PCR Test Prior to Arrival in the Maldives is Now Required

Ariel View of Vilamendhoo , a crown and champa property in maldives.
A mandatory negative PCR test prior to guests' arrival in the Maldives is now required starting from 10th September 2020.

A mandatory negative PCR test prior to guests’ arrival in the Maldives is now required starting from 10th September 2020. As the decision made by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) as a safety measure, all tourists and other travelers entering the Maldives for short-term stays need to present a negative PCR test result for COVID-19.

Guests should have a health document in English that confirms they had a PCR test with negative results for COVID-19. Likewise, the PCR test needs to conducted 72 hours prior to their departure to the Maldives. Maldives resorts are also offering PCR exit screening to guests without having to travel out of the resorts.

Lily Beach Resort & Spa is offering a free PCR test for 2 adults and 1 child per booking. Meanwhile, Crossroads Maldives has established in-villa PCR tests. Likewise, the leading resort operator, Crown & Champa is also offering PCR tests at its properties as well.

According to the latest figures, 7,628 tourists arrived in the Maldives in the month of August. The Maldives opened its borders to international visitors on 15th July 2020. The government of Maldives reopened the borders fully confident in the safety measures and preparations in place to ensure the protection of all visitors and people working in the tourism sector, including those in the resorts. Furthermore, the Ministry of Tourism has announced to grant permission for guesthouse reopening starting from 15th October 2020.

The signature “one-island-one-resort” concept of the Maldives means that visitors to the country are based in their respective resorts. These unique arrangements make it easier for visitors to maintain social distancing, whilst they can enjoy a truly safe and isolated holiday. Moreover, all resort facilities have been regulated to ensure that they are in line with the COVID-19 tourism guidelines to guarantee the safety of tourists throughout their stay in the country.

Feature image by Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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