With the COVID-19 positivity rate in Greater Male having climbed to above 5%, anyone leaving the region is required to take a PCR test, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has said.
According to a statement issued by the HPA today, people who received a second dosage more than 14 days ago will be obliged to undertake a PCR test 72 hours before travel.
Furthermore, individuals who have not finished a single dosage will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine period, with release permitted following a negative PCR after the fourteenth day, according to the HPA.
The restrictions, however, will not apply to children who are not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination, the HPA added.
Furthermore, the agency stated that people travelling from Greater Male to residential islands must show a negative test result through the CovidSafe portal.
The HPA also advised individuals to obtain authorization through the Haalubelun portal before traveling.