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All about COVID-19 in the Maldives: what you need to know before visiting
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The islands of the Maldives open their borders to tourists from July 15th, 2020. The Ministry of Tourism of the Maldives has made a decision to renew the tourist industry. By the same document, local authorities confirmed their intention not to charge any additional fees and ensure travelers’ safety.

Hotels, located on the so-called resort islands, invite vacationers from July 15th, 2020. Guesthouses and hotels based on the inhabited islands will host guests from August 1st, 2020.

Tourists, who have been in contact with confirmed COVID-19 patients during the past 14 days or who have symptoms of the disease, are advised not to travel to the Maldives.

A confirmed hotel reservation is obligatory. Guests are allowed to stay at one hotel during one trip.

Upon arrival at the airport, all passengers must be wearing masks and fill out a health declaration card. Traveler’s temperature will be checked upon arrival. In case of symptoms similar to COVID-19, tourists will be obliged to undergo PCR testing at their expense. If the COVID-19 test is positive, tourists may be isolated on the island chosen for a vacation, if the hotel policy permits, or they may be addressed to a designated government institution for isolation. If the test shows a negative result, a traveler may proceed to vacation, but will not be allowed to visit public places (for example, restaurants) until the symptoms disappear.

Maldivian hotels - 2020 holiday season

The stories of the Maldivian resorts life during quarantine are as diverse as each person’s taken separately. Hotels and beach resorts are top-performing to get ready for hosting tourists and attract them with vivid tropical photoshoots, as well as eco-events and even the books publication.

Milaidhoo Island

Milaidhoo Island encourages visitors with a series of fantastic photos taken at the start of the new season. The visitors cannot be seen at the hotel rooms pictures as far as the Maldives are now waiting for the guests to return. In early June, the hotel posted a new photo album with day, night, and morning sceneries. Their famous chef gleamed at the photoshoot as well. By the way, the hotel is well-known for its excellent cuisine, as well as for wine and signature course tastings.

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Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

One of the most exciting resorts in the Maldives attracts visitors with sunset photoshoots.

The hotel supports several eco-activists associations that continue their mission to save the fauna of the ocean. They hired a resident veterinarian who will be involved in rescuing and rehabilitating turtles. The environmentalists also continue the coral reefs restoration.

The resort takes an active part in cleaning the islands from plastic and other eco-garbage. Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru has been fighting environmentally harmful waste and plastic containers since the late nineties. Using its website, the resort also offers a series of video lessons on health recovery, including a fitball pilates.



Huvafen Fushi

Another Maldivian resort, which not only provides an excellent vacation, but also enthusiastically promotes ecological projects. On June 8th, resort staff published an invitation on Facebook to all visitors to join their traditional campaign with biologists to restore coral reefs. “We are waiting for our guests’ return, and we are celebrating the World Ocean Day,” they say.

An amusing post, dated June 1st, states that Huvafen Fushi sends “positive waves-vibrations from the beloved island”, and hotel staff protect it for those who will soon return here.



Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

The resort originally offered to keep in touch with its regular visitors. The employees post interesting ideas on Instagram on how to support health.

During the forced rest, the resort staff were actively involved in the restoration of the coral reefs. They also showed what they had already done for the nature of the Maldives. They created a video about their work and shared it. The video shows all the mesmerizing beauty of the resort, which borders the sea.



Lily Beach Resort & Spa

The most original sunset video, which looks more like a fantastic landscape, was shown by Lily Beach Resort & Spa.

The Lily Beach Resort & Spa employees also explain how they helped quarantine 22 tourists, who were forced to stay at the resort due to the pandemic’s sudden spread. The resort is located on an island, so such isolation from the outside world was probably the best on the planet. Everyone in quarantine did not observe social distance and other restrictions, since it was unnecessary. No cases of coronavirus disease were detected on the island.

According to the hotel owners, the price for accommodation was declared minimal, since making a profit would be unethical in such situation.

The resort reports that its employees already apply all the epidemiological restrictions, as well as the disinfection of premises according to the recommendations of doctors and epidemiologists.



Cocoon Maldives

Everything is simple here - the resort plans to open on July 1st.  It spread the news in a separate post with a surfer photo. He shows an “OK” sign in the middle of a flight over the waves.



Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

The romantic resort Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa offers its favorite theme - the unity of nature and human being. Seductive photo landscapes of the beach are fascinating. The authors of the post claim that the healing energy of the sun, the sea and the blessed land of the Maldives will help to obtain a recovering effect.

The resort staff also explain how they tried to expand greenery in this paradisal spot of the Indian Ocean.

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Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Meeru Island Resort & Spa offers favorable conditions to those who begin to make reservations for vacation. In this case, they mean not only the price, but also additional days of stay.




Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

In early June, the hotel published a free electronic version of a book about Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru available to everyone. There is something to talk about, because this resort has already become a part of the history of the Maldives.

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru has been offering premium rest in the Maldives for over a quarter of a century. And during a forced vacation, it showed the magnificent beaches and landscapes of the resort, including recorded on video.



Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Here, in addition to preparing for welcoming tourists, they did not forget about creativity. The resort continues a series of video meetings with Niyama Friends.

The latest meeting was conducted with the talented photographer Erick Proost. The official page of the resort has also actively posted landscapes with alluring views of the sea coast and romantic beach corners.



Kandima Maldives

During the quarantine, the hotel has not only updated and showed all its best locations in the photo, but also completed a noble mission. On June 4th, the administration of the Kandima Maldives Hotel donated the necessary means of protection and equipment for the local hospital.



Reethi Beach Resort

The resort is getting ready for the new season and, to remind you of what Reethi Beach Resort is, shows terrific photos. Giant stingrays, video with dolphins that live in turquoise, clear water - all of this is here.



Innahura

The resort staff did their best and greened the territory up by planting 179 new trees. They report on the hotel’s webpage that they used the quarantine time to work on new projects that will make holidays here even more comfortable.

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