The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revised its policy for foreigners entering the country, requiring them to present a negative PCR test taken within the previous 96 hours.
The HPA announced tonight that beginning May 3, all tourists and travelers to the country, even if they have completed both doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, must present a 96-hour negative PCR test. The order would not apply to children under the age of one.
The amendments follow a spike in COVID-19 cases in the Maldives, with over 450 cases reported tonight.
The agency had previously stated that tourists who had completed both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by April 20 would no longer be expected to present the PCR tests.