Four more guesthouses resume services across the Maldives

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Four more guesthouses have resumed service across the Maldives.

The latest weekly statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism revealed that a total of 1,182 tourist accommodation establishments are currently operational in the Maldives, with a total of 58,467 tourist beds.

The total number of operational beds spans resorts, hotels, guest houses and cruise ships, including 40,053 in resorts, 1,616 in hotels, 13,884 in guest houses guests and 2,932 in cruise ships.

Operational facilities include 164 resorts, 851 guest houses, 12 hotels and 155 cruise ships.

Over the past week, a ship living on board next to a guest house in the town of Fuvahmulah has closed its operations. The four guesthouses that have resumed service are one on Maroshi Island in Shaviyani Atoll, one on Fehendhoo Island in Baa Atoll and two on Dhigurah Island in the Alif Dhaal atoll.

The Maldives currently has a capacity of 1,188 tourist facilities, including 155 safari boats, 863 hotels and guesthouses, and 170 resorts. This means that out of the total capacity of the facilities, six stations have not yet resumed operations.

On January 1, the Ministry of Tourism also facilitated the introduction of Homestay in the Maldives, with the first of its kind opened on Dhiggaru Island in Meemu Atoll. This is in line with the President’s tourism development vision and policy aimed at making tourism and its benefits equally accessible to island communities.

After the Covid 19 pandemic, the Maldives reopened its borders on July 15, 2020, almost four months after the borders were closed, and as a first step, resorts and cruise ships were given the green light to start their operations. Guesthouses outside the Greater Male region were allowed to resume operations on October 15, 2020. Authorities allowed guesthouses to reopen in the capital region on December 14, 2020.

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