Revised Quarantine Guidelines for Direct Contacts

Fully vaccinated Direct Contacts If Asymptomatic:  Quarantine is not required Do a PCR test at the end of 5th day from the date of last exposure to a positive person If Symptomatic:  Do a PCR/ antigen test, if tested negative: quarantine is not required Completed COVID-19 vaccination means – -Person received the prescribed doses of…

Revised Quarantine Guidelines for Direct Contacts

Fully vaccinated Direct Contacts If Asymptomatic:  Quarantine is not required Do a PCR test at the end of 5th day from the date of last exposure to a positive person If Symptomatic:  Do a PCR/ antigen test, if tested negative: quarantine is not required Completed COVID-19 vaccination means – -Person received the prescribed doses of…

Revised guidelines on Isolation duration

With the authority vested with the Director General of Public Health under clause numbers 34 and 12 of the Public Health Act 7/2012, the isolation period of people positive for Covid-19 have been revised as follows from today.   1) Isolation period for positive cases of COVID-19 1.1 Individuals who test positive for Covid-19 and…

Guidance for International Travelers to the Maldives

The Public Health Emergency for the COVID-19 Pandemic announced on 12th March 2020 has been revoked on 13th March 2022 by the Minister of Health Ahmed Naseem. Following this, changes to COVID-19 preventive measures have been made:  Pre-arrival PCR test is not required for all passengers arriving Maldives. However, All individual(s) except tourists and Maldivians…

Travel advisory following SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant spread in Southern African Countries

This travel advisory is in reference to Health Protection Agency announcement number: (IUL)23-L/23/2021/306 Following reports of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant spread in Southern African countries and pursuant to the Public Health Act 7/2012 sections 3, 12 and 34, the Health Protection Agency imposes the following public health measures effective 0000 hrs (MVT) 28th November 2021 until…

COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage

Atoll Island Total Number of 12+ Living Population Fully vaccinated Number of 12+ Living Population Vaccinated Coverage of Total 12+ Living Population (%) HA Molhadhoo 178 175 98% HA Kela 846 820 97% HA Maarandhoo 489 460 94% HA Filladhoo 407 366 90% HA Uligam 324 295 91% HA Dhidhdhoo 2,130 2123 99% HA Utheem…