Chinese Ambassador to Maldives, Wang Lixin has revealed that direct flights from China to Maldives are set to resume by next month.
Speaking to local media, Ambassador Wang Lixin said with the improving COVID-19 situation in China that direct flights for tourists and other visitors are likely to be resumed by next month. Moreover, with the visa waiver agreement with Maldives and the COVID-19 situation getting better in China, in the near future the number of tourists and visitors moving between Maldives and China will increase greatly, according to Ambassador Wang Lixin.
China remained one of the key source markets to Maldives for the past ten years. A total of 284,029 tourist arrivals were recorded from China to Maldives in 2019 before the pandemic. China is expected to be top source market once again after the resumption of travel between two countries.