Good news is on the horizon for travelers from India planning to visit other countries in the near future! While reports of Indian travelers thronging hill stations of Manali and Shimla are abuzz making us wonder if the third COVID-13 is imminent, travelers planning to go outside India are waiting for international flights to begin operations. One such country that became popular among celebrities was Maldives, which had shut down its borders post the burst of COVID-19 cases, especially the Delta variant.
Maldives is now opening its borders for travelers from South Asia, including India and the announcement was made by the Maldeivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. The Maldivian President said that borders will be opened from July 15 and his government will also keep a tab on the COVID pandemic situation.
Erstwhile Go Air and now Go First Airlines is planning to operate flights from Male, capital of Maldives to Delhi, Bengaluru, and Mumbai from July 15th onwards. As per the roaster of Go First, the flight biweekly on Thursdays and Sundays for 20 days, followed by an increase in frequency to four days a week, adding Wednesday and Saturday from August 4. Go First will gradually increase the flights to daily from September 3.
As for the timings, from Delhi, the Go First flight will fly at 10.15 AM and land at Male International Airport at 1:45 PM in the afternoon. The flight will return on the dame day starting at 2:45 PM from Male and land in Delhi at 7:15 PM in the evening. From Mumbai and Bengaluru, the flights will land at Male Airport at 12:o5 PM and 1:05 PM respectively.