The Maldives is still on the UK’s Red list for travel due to its failure to meet the genetic sequence testing criteria, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said.
The Maldives have yet to finish a Genomic Sequencing Test, which is a need to move up from the red list, according to HPA Director-General Thasleema Usman, who added that if the test result indicates a positivity rate of 5, the Maldives can move up to the amber list.
She also stated that the Maldives is now in the process of finishing the test.
Travelers from the red list nations, including the Maldives, will be required to stay in the UK for ten days and undertake Covid-19 testing on the second and eighth days. For persons over the age of 13, there will be an increase in expenses beginning August 12th.
Dr Farahanaz Faizal, the Maldives’ ambassador to the United Kingdom, announced on Saturday that the GISAID website has been updated with Genome sequencing data, as mandated by the UK.
“I believe there is no longer a valid reason for Maldives to remain on the red list. We also have low case numbers and extremely high vaccine rates compared to most countries,” she added.