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Maldives and United Arab Emirates to Establish a Travel Corridor

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Maldives’ Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Aminath Shabeena said the two nations are in the process of creating a travel corridor.

Maldives’ Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Aminath Shabeena said the two nations are in the process of creating a travel corridor. The National reported that the ambassador made the statement during a press conference on Monday at Arabian Travel Market.

According to The National, Shabeena said the two nations have started discussions to establish the travel corridor. Furthermore, she stated it will be completed within the next two weeks. This travel corridor will allow travellers who received the two doses of any World Health Organization-approved vaccines to travel between the Maldives and UAE without a PCR test.

UAE established a travel corridor with Greece, Serbia, Seychelles and Bahrain. Hence, travellers from UAE will not have to quarantine when they arrive in these countries.

UAE was one of the top source markets to the Maldives last year after the island archipelago reopened its borders on 15th July. The tropical holiday destination recorded over 6,000 visitors from UAE between 15th July 2020 and 31st December 2021.

As of yesterday, 18th May 2021, the Maldives recorded 433,608 tourist arrivals. Holidaymakers who arrived between 1st January and 18th May this year spent an average of 9 days in the island archipelago. Moreover, the island nation witnessed an average of 3,142 arrivals every day during this period.

Also read: Emirates Announces Special Fares from Dubai to the Maldives

Last month, the flag carrier of the UAE announced special fares for holidaymakers visiting the Maldives. According to Emirates, the fares start from AED 3,495 in Economy Class, and AED 8,555 in Business Class. Currently, Emirates operates 28 weekly flights to the tropical holiday destination.

Maldives is a trendy destination among UAE travellers for a long weekend break. Or an extended holiday with convenient, short flight timings, idyllic weather, crystal blue waters and of course, beautiful pristine beaches.

Feature image by Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

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