Tourism industry staff fully vaccinated in 5 islands of Alif Atoll

SeaLaVie Inn, AA. Ukulhas | Photo: Hotels

Malé, Maldives – The tourism industry staff in five islands of Alif Atoll are reported to be fully vaccinated as of present.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) details that five islands of Alif Alif and Alif Dhaalu atoll have fully inoculated the tourism industry staff with the Covid-19 vaccine.

The islands are AA. Maalhos, Feridhoo and Himandhoo and ADh. Hanyameedhoo and Dhangethi. These islands are home to several guesthouses in the atoll. In addition to this, 7 islands of the Nothern atolls are reported to have fully vaccinated 90 percent staff with two doses while only three islands have vaccinated below 50 percent of staff. The lowest vaccinated of the combined Alif atoll are ADh. Fenfushi and Dhidhoo with only 33 percent industry staff vaccinated.

AA. Rasdhoo has the highest per capita vaccinations with 79 percent, 823 people vaccinated, while 9 islands have completed vaccination of 60 percent of island populations.

According to the latest statistics, 29,570 resort staff, 306 guesthouse staff, 220 liveaboard staff and 70 hotel staff are vaccinated.

All tourists, including those who have completed the prescribed dose(s) of Covid19 vaccines, must hold a negative result for a nucleic acid test (PCR test) for Covid19, with a sample taken within 96 hours prior to departure to the Maldives from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives. However, children below one year old are exempt from the requirement of the PCR test. Tourists should also comply with other entry requirements to the Maldives.