Https, May 23 -- Parliament's Economic Committee has approved to collect a tax of USD 8 from every tourist arrival to the country, when it reopens, due to the COVID-19 situation in the country.

The draft of the Safe Tourism Guideline formulated by the Ministry for the purpose of restarting tourism in the Maldives has been forwarded to the Parliament for recommendations and amendments.

A virtual meeting of the Economic Committee was held today to discuss the draft. The Committee approved to forward the suggestions of the Parliament made so far, in regards to the draft, to the Ministry.

The main point that gained attention included by the Parliament was a proposed USD 8 COVID-19 tax to be collected from every tourist arrival into the cou...