30 January 2020 – Cancellation of inbound direct flights from China

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs,Tourism, Transportation
Intervention Categories: International travel measures; Repatriation of nationals
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President – decision maker;

Overview: Cancellation of all inbound direct flights from China; travel advisory issued against all non-essential travel to China and other destinations where cases of the coronavirus had been detected; reciting Qunut Nazilah after each Maghreb prayer; free travel arrangements for Maldivians residing in some five destinations in China, including seven Maldivians in Wuhan to return to Maldives;
Full details here: https://presidency.gov.mv/Press/Article/23027

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, National – other
Evidence/Justification: All measures were reached upon consultation with tourism sector stakeholders