As part of the ‘I’m Vaccinated campaign, Visit Maldives launches a microsite giving the most up to date information about the vaccination process within the tourism industry. The website can be accessed at https://vaccinated.visitmaldives.com/.

This microsite includes the number of tourist industry staff vaccination as well as information regarding registration for vaccination of employees and the latest HPA guidelines. In addition, the microsite will include updates from the campaign as well as promotional videos, pictures and stories that reflect the immense efforts undertaken by the tourist establishment aligned with the campaign.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih launched the COVID-19 Dhifaau campaign on February 1, 2021 with the aim to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all citizens and residents of the country. As of June 23, 2021, 96 per cent of resort employees have received the first dose of the vaccine while 70 per cent of the resort employees are fully vaccinated.

During April 2021, Visit Maldives in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism launched the “I’m Vaccinated” campaign in order to share a positive message regarding the vaccination of staff working in the tourism sector as well as promoting the initiatives undertaken to ensure the Maldives remains one of the safest destinations in the world for travellers.

Under this campaign, the ultimate target is to make Maldives the first fully vaccinated tourism sector in the world. Along with the unique geographical formation of the islands which offer natural physical distancing, and the stringent health and safety measures in place, a fully vaccinated tourism sector will become an added advantage in encouraging tourists to visit the destination.

Maldives reopened its borders for tourists of all nationalities on July 15, 2020, with rigorous procedures in place to ensure the safety of tourists and tourism workers. Tourists are required to fill an online health declaration form within 24 hours prior to their departure, as well as have a negative PCR test result, conducted 96 hours prior to their departure.

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