Covid-19 vaccine passport to be introduced in the Maldives!

Qatar Airways flight at Velana International Airport | Photo: Sun

Male’, Maldives— The Health Ministry of Maldives has informed that the Maldives will be introducing a Covid-19 vaccine passport to help the citizens travel in ease during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The Health Minister of Maldives, Ahmed Naseem spoke last night and stated that if the citizens do not administer the Covid-19 vaccine, they are likely to face difficulties in the near future if they wish to travel.

The Minister informed that the incumbent government is planning to introduce a Covid-19 vaccine passport in the upcoming three to four months, since foreign countries who will request for the guarantee of an individual having two doses of Covid-19 administered in providing entry to the countries.

If an individual has administered two doses and has the passport, there will be no difficulties in traveling, even within Maldives.

Health Minister Naseem

Minister Naseem noted that with the guarantee of having administered two doses of Covid-19 vaccine, individuals won’t be mandated to follow the quarantine rule as well.

This is why, he advised all the citizens of Maldives to administer the Covid-19 vaccine at the earliest and reminded that the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has opened vaccination for all residents above the age of 18. He noted that the country aims to vaccinate all the citizens of Maldives with two dozes within six months.

Maldives started its nationwide vaccination campaign, Covid-19 Dhifaau on the 1st of February and has since seen more than 145,000 individuals being vaccinated in the country. The government of Maldives is working with the aim of vaccinating the entire population – both local and expatriates – within the upcoming five months.