From 27 March entered into force the decision of the government of Maldives to suspend all tourists visas on arrival. Innovation applies to the Russian tourists. This was reported on the website of the Association of tour operators of Russia. Clarifies that the terms of restrictive measures has not yet been determined.
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“In an official letter, received by the tour operators, it is reported that since March 27, 2020 in order to strengthen measures to prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19 suspended issuance of visas to foreign citizens arriving to the Maldives”, – stated in the message of Association.
In 2019, the Maldives was the second fastest growing destination for Russian tourist industry, taking 17.5% more tourists from Russia. The increase in the Maldives only lost to Sri Lanka, which took in 2019 86 549 tourists from Russia, which is 34.2% higher than the values in 2018.