Government allows vaccinated people to travel without quarantine

A person getting vaccinated | Photo: Avas

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) on Wednesday, amended their regulations to allow for people who have completed both doses of the vaccine to travel to Islands without the mandatory quarantine.

Such travellers must have a negative PCR test taken atleast 14 days after completing both doses of the vaccine in order to travel to islands without a mandatory quarantine. This is however not applicable for resorts and islands under monitoring.

The new regulations are to take effect from Thursday, July 8 onwards.

Tourism Minister Abdullah Mausoom also recently tweeted expressing his happiness over the decision made by President Solih to allow for fully vaccinated resort employees to travel to islands without the mandatory quarantine.

In addition to this, monthly surveillance samples should be taken from resorts regularly. This should include 10 percent of the employees at the resort.