People residing in the Greater Male’ area who have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine along with a negative PCR test can now travel to other islands without mandatory quarantine, provided that at least two weeks have passed since the second dose.
As per the new Health Protection Agency (HPA)’s guideline on easing travel restrictions, travel without quarantine is admissible to islands where 60 percent of the population have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
The guideline further states that travel to islands where less than 60 percent of the population have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine is admissible only for those who have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, minimum two weeks after they receive their second dose, if they have elicit proof of a negative PCR test.
Meanwhile, those traveling from an island with a COVID-19 positivity rate of five percent or higher to other islands will require proof of a negative PCR test, as will children who are ineligible for the vaccine.
Travelers who have completed two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including tourists, no longer require evidence of a negative PCR test or need to undergo mandatory quarantine when traveling to the Maldives.