Government imposes restrictions on unvaccinated individuals

School drop-off in Malé city | Photo: Sun/Fayaz Moosa

Malé, Maldives – The government of Maldives has imposed restrictions on individuals who have not administered Covid-19 vaccinations effective today.

As per the notice circulated by the Ministry of Economic Development today, unvaccinated individuals will be barred from some services starting 1 September 2021.

Among the services previously shared by the government, Covid-19 unvaccinated individuals are prohibited to,

  • Enter school premises
  • Getting services at cafés and restaurants
  • Physically attend workplaces and offices
  • Get in person services at saloons
  • Travel via public transport services
  • Unvaccinated individuals are also required to pay for their own PCR tests to be released from quarantine

These restrictions are set in place to urge the public to get vaccinated against Covid-19. While the government set the objective to vaccinate 90 per cent of the resident population in the Maldives by end of August 2021, only 66 per cent was achieved.