A number of charter flights have been arranged to send the Chinese tourists in the Maldives back to China.
The planes arranged by the Chinese government to take Chinese tourists back home are operated by China Southern Airlines.
Chinese Ambassador to Maldives, Zhang Lizhong, took to Twitter this morning to announce that the charter flights arranged to return Chinese tourists in Maldivian hotels, resorts and guesthouses back to China.
Yesterday, the Maldivian government decided to temporary cancel the direct flights between China and the Maldives in connection to the Corona Virus outbreak originating in China.
The highest number of tourists visiting the Maldives are from China.