The Maldives will offer Covid vaccines to tourists when they visit the islands

The Maldives is the ultimate couples destination for a romantic island getaway – and now they’re offering vaccines to tourists.

The country's tourism minister, Abdulla Mausoom, recently explained that the holiday hotspot has a '3V' strategy.

That means they’re encouraging tourists to 'visit, vaccinate and vacation' on the island resorts, reports The Mirror.

Holidaymakers would be offered both doses of the vaccine so you’d need to book for a number of weeks to get double dosed.

But, Mr Mausoom told CNBC that the islands are already seeing people coming for longer stays and 'workations'.

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The Maldives are accepting visitors right now, but to get in you need to present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival, taken within 96 hours of travel.

If you are fully vaccinated and received your second coronavirus jab at least 14 days prior to arrival you won’t need to show evidence of a test.

You will need to follow any rules around testing or quarantine upon your return to the UK though.

A timeline for when the scheme could launch is not yet available as locals are prioritised before tourists will be able to get the jab.

It’s also unknown whether you would have to pay for the shots.

The Maldives aren't the only holiday spot offering incentives to draw tourists back in summer.

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Malta announced last week that they would pay tourists to come and visit so long as they stayed in a hotel on the island.

Currently non-essential travel is still banned as part of UK lockdowns.

The earliest foreign travel could resume is May 17, with the government expected to unveil which destinations will be on the 'green list' for Brits in early May.

To find out more information on travel restrictions and holidays visit the website.

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