India reinstates visa-free agreement with the Maldives, know what will be the benefit to the travelers

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The December 2018 Visa Waiver Agreement was temporarily suspended by Maldives and India due to the COVID-19 border closures. The Maldives has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for considering the request to restore the agreement.

Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid said that he is happy that India has agreed to restore the visa waiver agreement of December 2018 between the two countries. Under this, the people of Maldives will not need a visa to travel to India.

The December 2018 Visa Waiver Agreement was temporarily suspended by Maldives and India due to the COVID-19 border closures. Shahid called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S. Thanks to Jaishankar.

Shahid informed on Twitter that from mid-October, Maldivian nationals will be exempted from visa requirements for tourism, medical and business purposes.

The Foreign Minister of Maldives tweeted, "Glad that India has agreed to reinstate the December 2018 Visa Waiver Agreement with the Maldives. It was temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. From October 15, 2021, Maldivian citizens will be exempted from visa requirements for tourism, medical and business purposes.