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    Beach ahoy: Maldives to resume visa on arrival for South Asians from July 15

    NEW DELHI: The world has begun slowly reopening its doors for Indians as the second wave ebbs here. Maldives will allow tourists from South Asia — including India — from July 15. Switzerland has already started allowing fully vaccinated travellers from India (those who got WHO-approved Covishield) without any quarantine. “Maldives will restart issuing of on arrival tourist visa starting July 15 to tourists travelling from South Asia. Tourists need a negative RT-PCR result to enter Maldives. Further details will follow accordingly,” Maldives tourism ministry Tweeted Tuesday. The fine print for travellers from India, like where all they will be allowed in Maldives, is still awaited. “Tourism accounts for the…

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    all you need to know to travel to island nation

    President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announced his government’s decision but also added that the situation will be reviewed periodically between 1 to 15 July in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic Maldives. Flickr creative commons The island country of Maldives has announced that it will open its borders to South Asian countries including India from 15 July. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announcing his government’s decision, added that the situation will be reviewed periodically between 1 and 15 July in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The island nation heavily relies on tourism for its economy and it comes as relief to many resorts and hotels across the country which rely on international…

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    Maldives to welcome Indian travellers from July 15, Maldives

    Indians, who have been waiting to travel to the Maldives, there’s good news for them. The Maldives government has announced plans to resume visa-on-arrival for Indian travellers starting July 15. Travellers will have to carry a negative RT-PCR COVID test report to enter the country, informed the Maldivian Tourism Ministry during a press conference. The press conference was organised in the President’s Office, where President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih made the announcement that the country will resume issuing tourist visas to South Asian travellers. Maldives Ministry of Tourism also took to Twitter and tweeted, “Maldives will start issuing on-arrival tourist visas starting 15th July to tourists travelling from South Asia. Tourists…

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    Doha overtakes Dubai

    The post Doha overtakes Dubai appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. ForwardKeys, which has the world’s freshest and most comprehensive flight booking data, reveals that in the first half of 2021, Doha seized and consolidated a lead over Dubai. In the period 1st January to 30th June, the volume of air tickets issued for travel via Doha was 18% higher than it was through Dubai; and that relationship looks set to continue. Current bookings for the second half of the year through Doha are 17% higher than through Dubai. At the start of the year, air traffic through Doha was at 77% of Dubai; but it quickly…

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    Tokyo Tourist Information Centres ready to welcome foreign travellers

    The post Tokyo Tourist Information Centres ready to welcome foreign travellers appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Tourist information centres inside and outside the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics venues have worked long and hard to prepare for the event and are now welcoming foreign guests. Village Plaza, a brand-new facility built to host the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics athletes, opened on 13 July in Harumi, Tokyo. To support the life of the athletes and supporting staff during their stay, Village Plaza provides many services such as an internet lounge, café, and post office. Here also is Tokyo City Information, a tourist information center where the smiling staff,…