Fee structure modified to safaris harboring in Fuvahmulah

Changes have been implemented in the fees levied on safaris entering Fuvahmulah City's harbor. The Fuvahmulah City Council has announced a shift from the previous fixed fee of USD 500 to a new structure based on the duration of time spent in the port. This decision, approved during the 11th general meeting of the council, takes effect immediately.

The revised fee structure is as follows:

USD 150 for safaris spending less than six hours in the port
USD 300 for safaris staying in the port for 6 to 12 hours
USD 500 for safaris spending between 12 to 24 hours in the port

Previously, safaris entering Fuvahmulah's harbor paid USD 50 until a change was implemented in 2022, increasing the fees to USD 500. This adjustment was made due to capacity constraints and high demand for space, as the harbor was needed for safari crew members to enter the city for various purposes.

According to recorded databases, the Fuvahmulah City Council generated USD 18,500 in revenue from the fees imposed on safaris entering the harbor.