The Maldives recorded 21,875 tourist arrivals in the first week of September, with an average daily arrival of 4,227.
According to the most recent tourism ministry statistics, 781,325 tourists visited the island nation as of September 6, with 218,675 more arrivals required to reach one million.
India has regained its position as the top source market, accounting for 21.5% of total arrivals, while Russia has moved to the second position, with Germany taking the third spot.
Since the reopening of borders in July of last year, India and Russia have been the Maldives’ top two leading tourist source markets.
Russia was the leading market from last year until early February of this year, when India overtook it. Following a ban on tourist arrivals from South Asian countries due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, Russia surpassed India as the top leading source market in May.
The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the Maldives’ tourism industry last year, with the country recording only 555.494 tourist arrivals at the end of 2020.