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Top Things to Know About Travelling to the Maldives in 2021 – Enjoy an Idyllic & Safe Holiday

There are some things you should know about travelling to the Maldives in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic such as the recent developments, when and how to go, where to stay and so on. The good news is that it's a safe destination with much to offer!


Recent developments

After the Maldives reopened its borders for tourism, it has regained its status as a sought-after holiday destination. As you might expect, the tourism-reliant Maldives was affected greatly by the coronavirus pandemic which crippled the global tourism industry. However, presently tourists will be safe in the Maldives as the island nation adheres to the guidelines established by the World Health Organisation. Amongst the initiatives taken would be that all tourists entering the Maldives must possess a negative report from a PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours before their departure time; additionally, they do not have to spend time in quarantine on arrival. Travellers entering or leaving the Maldives will be obliged to also provide a self-health declaration within 24 hours before travelling.


When and how to go

The Maldives experiences a tropical climate with year-round warm temperatures. The peak season for tourism would be the period extending from November to April when weather conditions would be optimal. However, you may also visit during the low season, from May to October, when there will be fewer tourists and lower rates. You will find that the Maldives can conveniently be reached by air since flights from many airlines covering major global destinations land here. Once you arrive, you will be able to reach your Maldives resort by speedboat, domestic flight or seaplane which mostly depends on its distance to the airport. Each of these modes of transport will have its advantages.


Where to stay

Visitors will find that there are several accommodation options available for tourists in the Maldives. You will encounter a remarkable selection of luxury resorts here, with each usually occupying its own island. If you intend to visit the Maldives in 2021, check resort websites for the various special offers they will have for direct bookings; they provide great savings and may include benefits such as complimentary spa treatments and massages, free activities including scuba diving and so on. Also keep in mind that since such properties are on private islands, they offer a secure getaway with minimal outside contact. When it comes to such safe resort accommodation in the Maldives, a choice to consider would be Adaaran Club Rannalhi.


Things to do

In the Maldives, you will have the chance to engage in a host of water sports like snorkelling, diving, surfing, kitesurfing and parasailing just to name a few. If you seek romance in the islands with your loved one, you will have the opportunity to enjoy special experiences too; you can take a sunset cruise, have a private dinner on the beach and indulge in spa treatments for couples. For excursions in the Maldives, places to visit include the capital, Male, home to many of the country's main attractions.


Tips for the traveller

As the Maldives happens to be an Islamic nation, you must dress modestly should you visit an inhabited local island. Also, you may not bring alcohol or pork into the country either; however, alcohol can be served and consumed on private island resorts. Although you may find a small shop or boutique at your resort island, it would be advisable to bring everything you will need. You should also have adequate sunscreen to protect yourself from the tropical sun and naturally, you should bring swimwear and plenty of cotton attire for your Maldives holiday.