Initially it will be slow, we have to understand that tourists are here for their holidays. So, we cannot impose too many restrictions. As long as social distancing is maintained and staff are all face-masked, I feel things will be ok. The question is guest houses and hotels on inhabited islands. Initially there will be some limitations, but eventually we will have to adapt.
No country is ready in my opinion, but the sector has to start from somewhere. Starting now is good. Low arrivals will help resorts’ staff adapt to the new normal through day-to-day operational experience. Eventually this would be the norm.
Anyway, all resorts in Maldives already adhere to high health and safety standards like ISO, HASSOP, etc. The new normal is only adding on a few extra precautions of disinfection and social distancing