The Maldives has announced that visas for tourists from India and other nations in South Asia will be halted with effect from May 13 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In a post on Twitter, Maldives Immigration released a statement that said, “Temporary suspension for tourists and all other categories of visa holders originating from South Asian countries.”
Entry to the Maldives will be suspended temporarily for tourists from South Asian countries and this applies to all categories of visa holders.
“Effective from May 13, 2021, entry is temporarily suspended for tourists originating from South Asian countries. This restriction also applies to the tourists transited in South Asian countries for the past 14 days. Following this precautionary measure, all categories of visa holders originating from South Asian countries (except healthcare professionals with a valid work permit) are temporarily restricted to enter Maldives, until further notice,” the statement on twitter reads.
The official Twitter account of the High Commission of India in Maldives retweeted the statement and said, “The temporary suspension of entry to the Maldives for all categories of visa holders from South Asia may impact flights between India and the Maldives.”
It also added, “Indian tourists already in the Maldives may make necessary travel arrangements to return to India.”
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