COVID-19 Corona Virus

Masks and three feet distancing made mandatory in all inhabited islands

It has been made mandatory to wear masks and keep a distance of three feet at all inhabited islands in the Maldives.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) made the announcement officially today stating that from 4 December onwards, 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.

Also starting from that date, 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.

As the year-end holidays approach, many have been raising the concern of not being able to travel to the islands. Meanwhile, the HPA has said that the steps implemented to prevent the spread of COVID in the islands have to be upheld.

And with the guesthouses now being approved to resume operations, they are also required to implement special measures both as a guesthouse and as the island being the host.