Quarantine mandate for unvaccinated travellers lifted

Tourists departing at GA. Koodoo Airport | Photo: World Traveller 73

Malé, Maldives – The mandatory quarantine imposed on unvaccinated domestic travellers has been lifted by the Health Protection Agency (HPA).

This comes with a string of easements given by the authority following the lifting of the medical state of emergency that the country has been in for the past two years, since 12th March, 2020.

Among these easements are the lifting of the mask mandate with the exception of health facilities and islands with an above 20 percent infection rate.

Additional relief from mandates are the revoke of mandatory PCR on arrival to the Maldives as well as for domestic travel. However, symptomatic travellers are still urged to get tested, even if it’s an antigen test.

While earlier requirements saw unvaccinated travellers needing to undergo travel quarantine, this requirement has also been lifted.

However, those who test positive for Covid-19 will still need to be quarantined, reminded Spokesperson of Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC) Dr. Nazla Rafeeq.