South Asian visitors with work permits who have finished the requisite doses of the COVID-19 vaccination will not be needed to quarantine in the Maldives, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced.
The HPA stated in a statement issued on Wednesday that it had revoked the prior instructions, which were announced in late June and required South Asian work permit holders to quarantine in an HPA-designated location.
Those who have not completed the vaccination will, however, be quarantined for 14 days after they arrive in the Maldives, the HPA added.
South Asian visitors were barred from visiting the Maldives in June owing to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the region.
Following the discovery of the Omicron variant, the Maldives government implemented travel restrictions for seven southern African nations.
Furthermore, the Maldives has confirmed five cases of the new coronavirus variant, which were found in South African visitors to the Maldives.