The Maldives has been awarded the “Safe Travel Stamp’ from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).
According to press release on Tuesday, The Ministry of Tourism revealed that stamp was granted to the destination after government’s efforts in implementation enhance health and safety measure in line with WTTC Global “Safe Travels” protocol and creating a safe, gradual plan by rebuilding confidence among travelers and ensure that the government has coordinated approach in restarting our tourism industry.
The endorsement by World Tourism Organization and more than 200 travel companies. The ‘Safe Travel Stamp’ which aims to provide travelers that enhanced standards of hygiene are met in place and assure that they can once again experience safer travels according the statement.
The Safety and hygiene stamp for travel and tourism is the world first ever global safety and hygiene stamp for travel and tourism.Many major destinations has already signed up for the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp since its launched.
The Maldives has opened its boarders on July 15 after nearly four months of border closure since March 27. However, A recent regulation announced on September 10, mandates visitors to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test to the immigration upon arrival.
Tourism Industry play a key major importance in the Maldives as majority of the countries earning are from tourism sector. The government hopes to increase the number of arrivals to the Maldives with the new regulations.