Tajikistan government has agreed to allow Maldivians to travel to the Central Asian country without requiring prior visa.
According to the Maldivian Foreign Ministry, the arrangement will come into effect starting next year.
Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has thanked his Tajikistani counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin and the Tajikistani government for the decision.
In a tweet on Wednesday evening, Shahid said the arrangement will boost cultural and people-to-people links between the two countries.
Thank you Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin, and the Government of #Tajikistan for the arrangement of travel to Tajikistan for Maldivians without prior visa.— Abdulla Shahid (@abdulla_shahid) November 10, 2021
This will surely boost cultural and civilisational links between our countries! ???????????????? @MOFA_Tajikistan
Tajikistan is frequented by Maldivian students as well as tourists.
Maldives has special travel arrangements with several countries frequented by Maldivian travelers. Maldivians have received on-arrival visa from Russia, Morocco, Thailand, and UAE since 2018, while India, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia also allows concessions for Maldivian travelers.
Maldivian travelers can also obtain Schengen visa from Maldives to travel to several European countries.