In August, tourist arrivals in Maldives have exceeded the figures that existed during the pre- Covid-19 times for the same month in 2019; local media reported citing data from the Ministry of Tourism.
From August 1st to 25th, data from the tourism ministry showed that the Maldives received 120,529 tourists compared to 120,341 tourist arrivals in August 2019 before the pandemic struck the world.
Arrivals in August were 18 per cent higher than in July.
Till now in 2021, Russia has been the main source of tourists for Maldives with 157,876 arrivals, followed by India with 146,206 arrivals, and Germany with 42,078 arrivals.
Tourism as one of the main sources of income of the country, in 2020, went through major setbacks due to the pandemic before being reopened to tourists in 2021.
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