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Maafaru International Airport Establishes Border Control System

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Maafaru International Airport has established a border security system. The system installation was completed on 19th August 2020.

Maafaru International Airport has established a border security system. According to the Ministry of Communications, Science, and Technology (MCST), the border security system installation was completed on 19th August 2020. With the installation of this security system at Maafaru International Airport, all international airports and seaports in the Maldives now have border control systems.

According to MCST, the technologically advanced border control system will facilitate ease of travel for tourists visiting the Maldives. The ministry has further revealed that the implementation of the system is a remarkable convenience in terms of the current situation of the Maldives.

Maafaru International Airport located in Noonu Atoll was officially opened on 1st December 2019. Maafaru International Airport is within close proximity to luxury Velaa Private Island Resort and Soneva Jani Maldives Resort. In July 2020, Soneva funded a COVID-19 testing centre at the airport. Likewise, the testing centre was built in just 30 days and offers tourists and locals the ability to get a COVID-19 test result in less than 24 hours.

The facility uses the Roche Lifecycle 96 machine and can process up to 700 tests per day. The centre is operated by ADK Hospitals and funded by Soneva and Velaa. In addition to funding the running of the facility, Soneva and Velaa have also donated 2,500 test kits to the Government in order to help with national preparations against the coronavirus.

The Maafaru International Airport was developed with USD 60 million funded by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD). Consisting of a 2200 meter runway, taxiways, Apron with shoulder and Service roads the airport can accommodate and provide all services to the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 aircraft.

Maafaru Airport’s runway is set to be further developed to accommodate Boing 777 twin-jet aircraft. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has approved funding for the project to be further developed.

Feature image by Maldivian via Twitter
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A Look Back at Taylor Swift & Joe Alwyn’s Maldives Getaway!

Everyone’s talking about The Tortured Poets Department (TTPD, but can we talk about the iconic vacation that Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn took to the Maldives in 2020? Although the pair have parted ways since, and the Swifties got the latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, we are here to get a glimpse into their very last vacation in the Maldives.

The couple at the time, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn jetted off to the Maldives for a romantic New Year getaway. I mean, it can’t get more romantic than the Maldives can it? Although the resort as well as the couple tried to keep the trip under-wraps, Matthew Crane revealed that the couple was vacationing at the beautiful Soneva Jani, after he accidentally performed a Taylor Swift song while she was sitting in the audience.

Where did Taylor Swift Vacation for New Years?

Soneva Jani is one of the most sought after travel destinations in the Maldives. In recent years Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Falchuk, Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson, as well as the Swift couple have visited Soneva Jani for their luxury getaway. Celebrities and travellers alike have fallen in love with this destination over the years. But what makes Soneva Jani so special compared to other Maldives resorts?

Located in Noonu Atoll, this beautiful resort has become popular due to its beautiful water villas that come with slides. The popularity of Soneva Jani is nothing new, as influencers and celebrities have been choosing this destination as their ultimate Maldives vacation spot for years. Every single water villa in Soneva Jani leads you straight from your room to the turquoise blue waters of the Maldives. And although more and more Maldives resorts have started embracing this concept, Soneva Jani is still iconic for introducing this touch to its villas.

In addition to Soneva Jani, guests can also explore Soneva Fushi as well as Soneva’s latest property Soneva Secret.

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