The Health Protection Agency (HPA) declared on Wednesday that only fully vaccinated travelers will be permitted to stay in guesthouses in the Greater Male’ area.
According to the HPA’s amended COVID-19 rules, only fully vaccinated tourists who had their last vaccine shot at least 14 days prior will be allowed to check-in to guesthouses on all residential islands, including Greater Male’.
The HPA also stated on Wednesday that tourists who are not completely vaccinated will be allowed to check in to guesthouses on residential islands if relevant islands reach specific vaccine coverage criteria. They are as follows:
- 60% of the island’s eligible population must be fully vaccinated.
- 95% of the island’s tourism industry workers must be fully vaccinated.
- 90% of the island’s population above 65 must be fully vaccinated.
Furthermore, unvaccinated travelers who visit residential islands that satisfy vaccination coverage criteria are required to undergo a PCR test seven days after their arrival.
The HPA emphasized that the Greater Male’ area does not match vaccination coverage criteria, and that only fully vaccinated travelers will be permitted to stay in the guesthouses in the area.