The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has instructed that travelers who received required doses of COVID-19 vaccines at least 14 days before arriving in Maldives and arrived before July 23 be released from quarantine after a COVID-19 PCR test.
According to the HPA statement, travelers who got the required dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization or the Maldives Food and Drug Authority 14 days before arrival in Maldives and had to undergo a 7-day mandatory quarantine must be released after a COVID-19 test. In addition, any children accompanying them who are unable to be vaccinated must be released.
The HPA stated that such travelers who have been in quarantine for 5 to 7 days must be released promptly following a PCR test, while those who have been in quarantine for less than 5 days will be freed after a PCR test on the 5th to 7th day.
Furthermore, people who have recovered from COVID-19 with a gap of fewer than 60 days between the positive test result and their arrival in the Maldives will be freed from quarantine after a PCR test on the 5th to 7th day, according to the HPA.
Previously, the agency relaxed COVID-19 guidelines for fully vaccinated travelers, including eliminating the quarantine period for the fully vaccinated.