The Ministry of Tourism has released a list of resorts prepared to resume operations once the country’s borders re-open on the 15th of this month.

In the list, the Ministry noted that 30 resorts are set to restart business on the 15th of July while 8 resorts have already been in operation during the COVID-19 crisis.

The list also states that four other resorts have earmarked dates in July for resuming operations.

The Ministry also said 25 other resorts would restart in August of this year while most of the remaining resorts in the list are scheduled for an October restart.

Tentative list of resort reopening dates/ Photo: MOT

Tourism Ministry provided tentative opening dates for 157 resorts currently operating in the Maldives.

It also said that compliance inspection or an audit would be carried out before the proposed dates to ensure that all requirements set by the Ministry and Health Protection Agency are met.

Maldives closed its borders on the 27th of March amid the COVID-19 global pandemic and the country’s most fruitful sector, the tourism sector has suffered as a result of the border closure.

The number of tourist arrival between January and April of this year was recorded as 382, 760. Authorities said that during this period last year 646, 092 arrived in the country and that this is a 40.8 percent drop in tourist arrivals.