Pursuant to the Health Protection Agency (HPA)’s circular (IUL)23-L/452/2021/6) dated 21st July, 2021, the following measures and procedures are to be implemented when tourists traveling from abroad check-in at guesthouses on local islands, effective 26th July 2021 until further notice from HPA.

  1. All tourists should hold a valid negative PCR test result with a sample taken at most 96 hours prior to embarkation at first port enroute to Maldives. This requirement is not mandatory for children below the age of 1 (one) year.
  2. All tourists should hold a negative PCR test result, of a test  taken within 72 hours of  checking-out of a guesthouse from any inhabited island.
  3. Tourists who have  received all the prescribed doses of a Covid-19 vaccine that has been approved by W.H.O for emergency use, and is listed  in Emergency Use Listing (EUL) or by Maldives Food and Drug Authority, and have completed 14 (fourteen) days (prior to date of arrival) after receiving the prescribed dose(s) of a vaccine, will  be allowed to check-in at a guesthouse on any inhabited local island. Accompanying children and infants who are not eligible for vaccination, may also check-in at guesthouses in local islands.  
  4. Tourists (including accompanying vaccine ineligible children) who have not completed the full dosage of vaccination, will be allowed to check-in to guest houses on local islands, if and when the following vaccination requirements are met in the guesthouse island:(a) 60% of the island’s total population have completed 14 days since receiving the full dosage of vaccination.
    (b) 95% of the tourism related service providers in the island have completed 14 days since receiving the full dosage of vaccination.
    (c) 90% of the individuals above the age of 65 (sixty-five) living in the island have completed 14 days since receiving the full dosage of vaccination.
  5. Vaccination coverage of guest-house islands are published and updated by Health Protection Agency, with information provided by the Island authorities. As per the information available from the respective islands as of 8th September 2021, the islands fitting to the criteria mentioned in (4) are as follows:

 

LOCATION POPULATION VACCINATED COVERAGE(%)
Atoll Island Total Number of Living Population Total Number of 65+ living in island* Total Population in tourist services* Vaccinated Coverage of Total Living Population (%) Vaccinated Coverage of 65+ Population (%) Vaccination Coverage of people in tourist service* (%) All Criteria Fulfilled
K Maafushi 4,026 45 355 60% 98% 96%
AA Mathiveri 865 31 24 60% 97% 96%
AA Thoddoo 1,750 85 140 62% 92% 99%
AA Rasdhoo 823 75 80 79% 99% 96%
AA Ukulhas 831 28 95 74% 100% 96%
AA Maalhos 427 31 3 68% 97% 100%
AA Himandhoo 423 13 26 88% 100% 92%
ADH Hangnaameedhoo 430 39 41 75% 100% 100%
ADH Omadhoo 985 37 30 60% 98% 97%
ADH Dhangethi 839 40 37 68% 95% 100%
ADH Dhigurah 770 35 84 62% 94% 98%
V Felidhoo 494 27 29 70% 100% 100%
V Fulidhoo 364 16 50 74% 94% 100%
N Fohdhoo 283 20 10 66% 100% 100%
K Thulusdhoo 1,698 44 138 61% 93% 92%
K Gaafaru 1,261 39 28 61% 95% 100%
K Hura 1,066 57 64 69% 98% 97%
V Thinadhoo 195 7 103 90% 100% 100%
B Dharavandhoo 878 49 50 77% 96% 98%
B Fulhadhoo 248 8 45 90% 100% 100%
B Goidhoo 515 36 7 89% 100% 100%
K Himmafushi 2,153 40 57 67% 93% 96%
V Keyodhoo 664 42 90 70% 95% 99%
B Kudarikilu 474 39 1 73% 100% 100%
N Velidhoo 1,642 114 6 67% 95% 100%
HA Kelaa 1,041 107 36 60% 99% 100%
SH Bilehfahi 552 37 7 69% 95% 100%
TH Thimarafushi 1,210 66 6 62% 97% 100%
LH Hinnavaru 2,552 128 44 61% 96% 95%
B Dhonfan 410 28 2 69% 96% 100%
GN Fuvahmulah 9,193 798 125 60% 90% 96%
ADH Mahibadhoo 1,720 109 30 82% 97% 90%

 

Updated 8/9/21, 3:05 PM