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Indians can Still Holiday at Resorts and Liveaboards in the Maldives

Indians can still holiday in the Maldives
Indians can still holiday in the Maldives if they're staying at a resort or a liveaboard but not a guesthouse in an inhabited island.

Indians can still holiday in the Maldives! You can travel from India to the Maldives if you’re staying at a resort or a liveaboard. However, from today, 27th April 2021 onwards Indian tourists will no longer be allowed to stay at guesthouses or hotels located in inhabited islands.

The Maldives’ decision to ban travellers from India comes as the neighbouring country faces a surge in COVID-19 cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called India’s current crisis beyond heartbreaking.

India is the biggest tourist source market for the Maldives (in terms of tourist arrivals) as of 21st April 2021. Likewise, India was the top tourist source market in 2020 and the fastest-growing market in 2019 as well.

The Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism revealed that tourists arriving from India who has completed the prescribed dose(s) of a COVID-19 vaccine, must still hold a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 before entering the Maldives. Likewise, this PCR test should not be taken more than 96 hours before travellers depart to the Maldives.

In addition to that, these tourists should take a PCR test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before they depart from the Maldives.

After the news that the Maldives will ban tourists from India, netizens shared memes trolling the Bollywood celebrities who visited the Maldives in the past few weeks. Countless Bollywood stars have holidayed in the Maldives after the island archipelago reopened its borders last year.

Also read: Indian Celebrities that Visited Maldives After Lockdown

This April, some of the most influential Bollywood celebrities decided to visit the Maldives for the second time as well. Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani, Sara Ali Khan, Alia Bhatt, and Ranbir Kapoor just recently spend their getaway in the Maldives; for the second time since the island nation reopened its borders.

Indians can easily access the Maldives thanks to the close distance between the two nations and the seamless air connectivity. The Maldives and India also maintain close bilateral relations as the two countries have been friendly and close in strategic, economic and military cooperation.

Feature image(s) via Instagram

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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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