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New Tourist Arrivals Record on a Single-Day Since Border Reopening

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The Maldives has recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals on a single-day since the border reopening on 1st November 2020.

The Maldives has recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals on a single-day since the border reopening on 1st November 2020. According to a tweet by the Maldives Minister of Tourism, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom, the island nation recorded 1,582 tourist arrivals yesterday.

Tourism Minister further revealed the tourist arrival forecast for October was achieved with over 21,000 arrivals. In Addition to that, the minister thanked and congratulated travel and tourism industry partners and related authorities.

The island nation’s tourist arrivals have been steadily rising since the border reopening. Major airlines have already resumed its operations to the Maldives. And likewise, more airlines have announced their plans to resume operations to the Maldives. Most recently, GoAir resumed its operations to the Maldives Yesterday, 1st November 2020.

Several resorts have also reopened its doors this month. Furthermore, additional resorts have also announced their plans to reopen in the coming weeks. Resorts have implemented rigorous safety measures to provide travellers with a safer holiday experience.

Meanwhile, Maldives has resumed its guesthouse operations on 15th October 2020. But, currently only guesthouses outside the greater Male’ region remains open. According to the statistics from the Ministry of Tourism, 49 guesthouses in the Maldives has reopened (as of 1st November 2020).

If you plan to visit the Maldives, remember that you need a negative PCR Test taken 96 hours before you arrive in the country. The test results can be submitted when filling out the Traveler Health Declaration Form. Furthermore, all tourists must submit this form via the immigration website.

Also read: Winter is Coming—A wave of Airlines to Resume Flights to the Maldives

Despite COVID-19’s impact on the tourism industry, arrivals to the island nation are picking up at a steady pace. Moreover, the island nation has become a hotspot for celebrities with the likes of Neha Dhupia, Shakira, Saina Nehwal, and Iris Mittenaere spending their getaways in the Maldives.

Feature image by Fushifaru Maldives
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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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