Followed by Germany, Italy, Iran, Singapore and Bangladesh, island nation Maldives also announced restriction for Indian tourists to visit their place as the country is witnessing 3 lakh COVID 19 positive cases everyday. India is currently going through the worst phase of the COVID 19 pandemic and it is strongly believed that the second wave of the deadly virus has emerged across the country.
On Sunday, The Ministry of Tourism of Maldives has announced the suspension of flights from India through a tweet. “With effect from 27 April @HPA_mv suspends tourists travelling from #India to #Maldives from staying at tourist facilities in inhabited islands. We thank you for the support in our endeavour to make tourism safest possible with minimum inconvenience.” the official tweet read.
Here’s the tweet :
With effect from 27 April @HPA_mv suspends tourists travelling from #India to #Maldives from staying at tourist facilities in inhabited islands. We thank you for the support in our endeavour to make tourism safest possible with minimum inconvenience.— Ministry of Tourism (@MoTmv) April 25, 2021
As soon as the announcement surfaced, users of social media platforms came up with tweets trolling the celebrities who flaunted their vacation pictures from Maldives while public were reeling under the worst crisis. Many stars including Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Rakul Preet Singh, Taapsee Pannu, Kajal Agarwal, Sonakshi Sinha, Pranita, Vedhika, Disha Patani, Aliya Bhatt, Tiger Sheroff, Shivani Narayanan, Janhvi Kapoor visited Maldives and shared glimpses of their beach vacation through their respective social media accounts during the first wave of COVID 19 virus.
A number of celebrities shared pictures from Maldvies days ago as well. Trolling those celebrities, a social media user wrote “Bollywood stars are finally expected to speak against government. The Maldives Government.” and Tamil actor Chandramouli uploaded a tweet trolling them as well.
Check out some of their reactions below :
#Maldives banning Indian tourists from inhabited islands is like saying *veliya pongada ayokya rascalgala* to all the celebrities who went there.— 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘪.𝘗.𝘚 (@moulistic) April 27, 2021
Bollywood stars are finally expected to speak against government.— Abijit Ganguly (@AbijitG) April 26, 2021
The Maldives Government.
Authorities: Ma'am you have to leave Maldives— Bollywood Memers (@BollywoodMemers) April 26, 2021
Disha Patani: pic.twitter.com/CedCWegn7l
Maldives banned Indian Tourist due to covid— असली कैटफ़िश (@typo_grl) April 26, 2021
Le* Bollywood Celebs : pic.twitter.com/FeL22z3znI
Two good news:— Ritesh Kumar (@ritz078) April 26, 2021
– US has removed the ban on export of vaccine raw materials to India.
– Maldives has banned indians.#CovidIndia
How dare Maldives puts India on travel ban list? Where will our celebrities go vacationing at time of National calamity.— थेथर इंसान (@TausifRunning) April 26, 2021
Humanity is dead. Dead!!!
Maldives ban indian tourism from stay at hotel, resort.— Pranjal Gupta (@pranjalgupta131) April 25, 2021
Meanwhile bollywood celebrities: pic.twitter.com/FY0gkbj38D
Maldives ban Indian tourists— Udit Choudhary (@udiitpanwar) April 26, 2021
India celebrities condition rn – pic.twitter.com/FFL2ORlpyL
However, it has been reported that the ban is on tourists from India staying at facilities (mostly budget hotels) in inhabited islands. As Indian celebrities would mostly prefer exclusive islands (which are expensive), there will be no impact in their tours.
Sorry, spoke too soon. The #Bollywood Insta feed is going to be just fine: the ban is on tourists from #India staying at facilities (mostly budget hotels) in inhabited islands. The resorts our celebs go to (mostly exclusive islands) are all open. 💁♀️#Maldives pic.twitter.com/wmHJWA2bwM— Ananya Bhattacharya (@ananya116) April 25, 2021