Fully vaxxed travellers to Maldives exempted from PCR

Tourists getting of a plane in Maldives | Photo: Maldives Insider

Malé, Maldives – Travellers to Maldives who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will no longer be required to present a PCR test, announced Health Protection Agency (HPA).

A notice dated 4th March, 2022 stated that all individuals travelling to the Maldives after completing the required doses of Covid-19 vaccines approved by World Health Organization (WHO) for emergency use or vaccines approved to be used in the Maldives by Maldives Food and Drug Authority (MFDA), need not present a PCR test to enter the country, should a duration of 14 days be passed since the date of receiving the final vaccine dose.

Additionally, the notice also stated that tourists traveling out of the country after staying in an island with operational guest houses also need not subject themselves to PCR tests.

The current state of Covid-19 in the Maldives appears to be subsiding, with daily positive cases in the four to five hundreds as of recent. In light of this, authorities have also been allowing easements in domestic travel in the country, such as the exemption of previously mandated PCR tests for those travelling to local islands.