Locals can travel to resorts in Maldives now

A resort in Maldives | Photo: eHotelier

Male’, Maldives – Regulations of Health Protection Agency (HPA) have been changed to allow locals and expatriates to visit resorts in the Maldives with a negative PCR test for Covid-19.

According to the new amendments, any individual going to a resort for a short period of time for work, or locals going for vacations will be granted entry to local resorts provided that the individuals produce a negative PCR test administered not prior to 72 hours.

The regulations further state that meals and stay of such individuals must be arranged separately from the employees of the resort, and the such travelers must also be quarantined for a period of 10 days if the resort is not located within the Male’ region.

As of recent, Maldives has opened up guesthouses in the Male’ region, in light of recent Covid-19 statistics in the country and the region, which has shown a progressive decrease in numbers in the past few weeks. However, authorities maintain that guesthouses in the region can only cater to either locals or foreign tourists in each facility, to avoid the risk of another outbreak.

The latest Covid-19 statistics of the country show that there were only 13 new cases recorded in the country, with a total of 13,392 cases of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country so far. 12,760 recoveries have also been recorded in the Maldives since the initial outbreak.