Tropical paradise, Maldives, in hopes to continue the influx in tourism has announced its decision to start vaccination of tourists upon arrival.
According to reports, the authorities are hoping to start the inoculation process for tourists. The reports were confirmed in the announcement by their Tourism Minister, Abdulla Mausoom.
The country’s Minister for Tourism said that they are working to implement the “3V Program” which refers to “visit, vaccinate, and vacation”. The decision aims to help promote tourism in the Maldives during the pandemic. According to reports, the governments aims to reach its goal of 1.5 tourist visits in 2021.
Minister Abdulla Mausoom has claimed that approximately 350,000 tourists have so far arrived in Maldives, most of whom belong to India. He added that nearly 90% of the country’s tourism frontline workers have been administered one dose of the vaccine. He stated that once the frontline workers have been vaccinated, the vaccination will include others.
The Maldives aims to receive 1.5 million tourist arrivals this year. @Mausoom_Maus, Maldives Tourism Minister shares more about the country's "visit, vaccinate, vacation" initiative. @MoTmv pic.twitter.com/ZanAX0GsW2
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According to reports, till date the Maldives government has managed to vaccinate nearly 51.5% of its residents.
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