Worried you won’t be able to find a COVID-19 safe holiday destination in 2021? Tourists from all around the globe are visiting the tropical islands in the Indian Ocean—the Maldives. This island nation has already witnessed over 180,000 tourist arrivals in 2021.
While tourist destinations all over the world refused to reopen their borders, Maldives decided to open up its doors to let holidaymakers relax, create memories and reconnect to themselves. You’ve probably heard about the countless celebrities making headlines for visiting the island archipelago and thought its absurd. So, what makes the Maldives a COVID-19 safe holiday destination?
Natural Social Distancing
Maldives has a geographical advantage over other destinations with its unique islands. Each resort in the country nestles on its very own private island. This is usually referred to as the ‘one-island-one-resort’ concept.
So, as each resort is located on its very own private island, social distancing just comes naturally for holidaymakers. If privacy is what you’re looking for, the secluded resorts in this tropical holiday destination will not disappoint!
Enhanced hygiene and Safety Measures
The economy of the Maldives heavily relies on the tourism industry. Hence, the government of the Maldives took every step to ensure guests will have a safe experience when they visit the Maldives. Resorts in the country have also heightened their hygiene and safety measures.
Less Than 0.20% of Tourists Tested Positive for COVID-19
According to the statistics, only 0.18% of tourists that visited the Maldives tested positive for COVID-19 from 1st January to 25th February 2021. Moreover, COVID-19 cases within tourists haven’t surpassed 0.40% in any months after the Maldives reopened its borders.
The Maldives is also recognized by the World Travel and Tourism Council for the country’s enhanced health and safety measures. And in 2020, the island nation also won the title of ‘World’s Leading Destination’ by the World Travel Awards. So, if you’re ready to travel, pack your bags to visit this COVID-19 safe destination.
Feature image by Velaa Private Island