The ongoing Covid crisis in India is forcing western countries to impose restrictions on travel from India. In the recent past, a few nations have announced a travel ban from India. The Maldives, one of the most famous travel destinations for Indians has also joined the list.
In the wake of Coronavirus creating havoc, the Maldives announced a ban on Indian tourists. In a statement, the Maldives said the visas for the tourists hailing from India and other South Asian countries.
The Maldives Immigration took to Microblogging Site Twitter and issued a statement on the travel ban. Tourists and other categories of visa holders from South Asian nations will be suspended temporarily.
"Effective from May 13, 2021, entry is temporarily suspended for tourists originating from South Asian countries. This restriction also applies to the tourists transited in South Asian countries for the past 14 days. Following this precautionary measure, all categories of visa holders originating from South Asian countries (except healthcare professionals with a valid work permit) are temporarily restricted to enter Maldives, until further notice," the Maldives Immigration said in a statement.
"Temporary suspension for tourists and all other categories of visa holders originating from South Asian countries,' the Immigration maintained.
Acknowledging the new travel restrictions, the High Commission of India in the Maldives retweeted the statement issued by the Maldives Immigration and said the temporary suspension of visas might leave an impact on the flight services between India and Maldives.
"The temporary suspension of entry to the Maldives for all categories of visa holders from South Asia may impact flights between India and the Maldives.Indian tourists already in the Maldives may make necessary travel arrangements to return to India," the High Commission of India in the Maldives said.