Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced 63 islands that fit the criteria to be eligible for travel without a negative PCR test.
With the initial spread of COVID-19 in the country, a mandatory 14-day quarantine was set for those traveling between the islands. Then, with the COVID vaccination program, those who have completed two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were allowed to travel without having to quarantine of they have a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.
However, on 1 September, it was announced that those who have completed two doses of the vaccine can travel to the islands with over 90 percent vaccinated population without having to quarantine or requiring a negative PCR test.
An island is eligible in this criteria if 90 percent of the island's population over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated along with 90 percent of the population over the age of 65 are fully vaccinated as well. And if guest houses are operated on the island, 95 percent of the workers have to be fully vaccinated as well.
So far, 391,153 people have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine while 332,529 people have received the second dose as well.
Islands eligible for travel without a negative PCR test: