COVID-19 Corona Virus

Quarantine period reduced to ten days

The duration for quarantine amid the COVID-19 crisis has been reduced to ten days.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) made the announcement officially today stating that from 4 December onwards, those who visit the country, travel between islands and resorts would be required to quarantine for ten days. And they would be released after a PCR test results show negative after ten days.

Also starting from that date, it would be mandatory to wear face masks and keep a distance of three feet in public at all inhabited islands and islands operating airports. And the people traveling between islands for essential needs and services can travel with negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

HPA said that the ten-day quarantine would be applicable to the people traveling from Friday onwards. And those who travel before that date are still required to quarantine for 14 days.

They also said that the ten-day quarantine are also for the travelers and those who test positive for COVID-19 and their direct contacts have to be quarantined for 14 days.

Local Councils and all relevant authorities are advised by the HPA to follow the new regulations to control COVID-19.