“Vaccinations On Arrival” part of a “Visit, Vaccinate, and Vacation” Tourism Initiative
The Maldives will soon offer visitors COVID-19 vaccinations on arrival as part of its three-pronged initiative aimed at reviving the country’s hard-hit travel sector, according to its tourism minister.
The “3V” strategy, which encourages tourists to “visit, vaccinate, and vacation,” will provide a “more convenient” way to visit the country, Abdulla Mausoom told CNBC on Wednesday.
At present, visitors to the Maldives must provide a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and proof of hotel booking to gain entry. Mausoom said the country’s Health Protection Agency is set to make an announcement on restriction-free entry to vaccinated arrivals “very soon — maybe even this week.”