Visit Maldives has launched a new microsite providing travellers with the most up to date information on the country’s COVID-19 vaccination process within the tourism industry, as part of its wider ‘I’m Vaccinated’ campaign.
The innovative microsite shows the number of tourism industry staff who have been vaccinated and provides information for tourism employees about the vaccination registration process and the latest HPA guidelines. In addition, the microsite will include updates from the ‘I’m Vaccinated’ campaign, as well as promotional videos, pictures and stories that reflect the efforts undertaken by the tourist establishments aligned with the campaign.
His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih launched the COVID-19 Dhifaau campaign on 1 February 2021 with the aim to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all citizens and residents of the country. As of 23 June 2021, 96% of resort employees have received the first dose of the vaccine, whilst 70% 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 to share the positive message regarding the vaccination of staff working in the tourism sector, as well as to promote the initiatives being undertaken to ensure the Maldives remains one of the safest destinations for travellers.
The ‘I’m Vaccinated’ campaign aims to ensure the Maldives is 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.
The campaign sets out to uplift the destination’s name in the global market and reassure travellers that the Maldives is one of the safest destinations to travel to during this time. In addition, the campaign will also assure travellers from all over the world of the immense effort and investment into ensuring the safety of both the local population and international travellers in the Indian Ocean nation.
The Maldives reopened its borders for tourists of all nationalities on 15 July 2020, with rigorous procedures in place to ensure the safety of tourists and tourism. 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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