The Ministry of Tourism has announced that resort employees are permitted to travel to inhabited islands, 14 days after the 2nd dose of COVID19 vaccine, without home quarantine.
According to the Ministry, this is subject to terms and conditions set out by the Health Protection Agency (HPA).
Maldives commenced the nationwide vaccination program on 1st February 2021. The first round of vaccination in the Maldives has seen the rollout of the Covishield vaccine. The “Covishield” brand vaccine administered, is developed by the Serum Institute of India (SII) and had the same formula as the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Two shots of the vaccine are required to complete the dosage, with 4-12 weeks required between the two shots. Health Emergency Operation Centre (HEOC) stated the second dose will be administered 8 weeks after the first dose.
With 90% of tourism industry workers vaccinated already, Maldives continues its efforts to be among the first countries to give COVID-19 vaccination opportunities to all working in the tourism sector.