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NASA is Returning to Venus, When can Travellers from India Return to the Maldives?

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It’s the million-dollar question everyone is asking now, when can travellers from India return to the Maldives?

It’s the million-dollar question every travel agency and Indian holidaymakers are asking now; when can travellers from India return to the Maldives? Since the Maldives reopened its borders, the island nation has been the favourite destination for Indian travellers and Bollywood celebrities.

The Maldives banned Indian travellers after the neighbouring country saw a surge in COVID-19 cases. From 27th April 2021 onwards Indian tourists were no longer allowed to stay at guesthouses or hotels located in inhabited islands. Around this time, memes surfaced on the web, trolling Bollywood celebrities that visited the Maldives.

After that, on 13th May 2021 Maldives Immigration suspended entry for tourists from South Asian countries. This means tourists from India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are barred from visiting the tropical holiday destination.

Until travellers from India were restricted to visit the Maldives, the neighbouring country has been the Maldives’ biggest individual market in terms of tourist arrivals. In addition to that, India was the top tourist source market in 2020 and the fastest-growing market in 2019 as well.

The unpredictability of the COVID-19 situation means it could take a few months until travellers from India can return to the Maldives. As the two countries share close bilateral relations, the Maldives and India could plan a more strict Air Bubble that enables fully vaccinated Indians to visit the Maldives.

Maldives targets to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2021. But, the country will face some challenges to achieve this goal as travellers from India cannot visit the Maldives yet. After the Maldives suspended entry from South Asian countries, tourist arrivals have declined in May 2021 compared to the previous months of the year.

The Times India reported that “India is beginning to unlock” as fresh COVID-19 cases are slowing down. Some states in the country started to ease restrictions while others however decided to continue them.

Travel between India and the Maldives also depends on the COVID-19 situation in the capital of the Maldives.

While there has been no official statement to restart travel between India and the Maldives, travellers from India have shown keen interest to return to the Maldives once again.

Feature image by Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
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Sun Siyam Iru Veli Earns Double Honours: TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2024

Sun Siyam Iru Veli has proudly announced that TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2024 recognized the resort twice. TripAdvisor noted the resort as one of the Top 25 Best of the Best Hotels Luxury Asia. Additionally, TripAdvisor featured Sun Siyam Iru Veli as number 2 under the Best All-Inclusive Hotels in the World. This dual honour is a testament to the relentless pursuit of perfection.

With immense joy, we celebrate the honor of not one, but two remarkable achievements in TripAdvisor’s prestigious Top 25 Best of the Best awards this year. These accolades stand as a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence, a journey marked by continuous enhancement of our offerings and the delivery of unparalleled service stands by our wonderful island team members. Our heatfelt gratitude extends to our cherished guests as well whose unwavering support and invaluable feedback serves as the guiding light propelling us towards even greater horizons of distinction, said Masdhooq Saeed – General Manager of Sun Siyam Iru Veli.

Nestled in the heart of the Maldives, Sun Siyam Iru Veli offers a charming private retreat. At this beautiful Maldives resort guests can immerse themselves in unparalleled luxury and serenity. This recognition from TripAdvisor is a testament to the resort’s dedication to excellence, ensuring that every guest enjoys a perfect escape in our tropical paradise.

About Sun Siyam Iru Veli

At Sun Siyam Iru Veli, guests are invited to experience laid-back luxury in an authentic Maldivian setting. The resort features stunning overwater and beach villas with private pools, world-class dining, and a range of activities. Whether guests seek adventure or serenity, pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable getaway.

The all-inclusive offering is impressive. Sun Siyam Iru Veli offers a dine-around plan that gives you the chance to feast at a la carte restaurants. You can explore the likes of the Mediterranean Roma eatery or the open-kitchen-style Grouper Grill. Catering to every type of traveller, you can choose between spa credit or three scuba dives a week as part of the package. On top of that, guests can also enjoy three spectacular excursions, a windsurfing lesson and jet-ski credit. Plus, each and every suite has its own private pool, so you can start the day with a blissful dip. 

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