Pursuant to the Health Protection Agency (HPA)’s circular (IUL)23-L/452/2021/9) dated 06 August 2021, ease in travel restrictions will apply effective from 1st September 2021, based on the following COVID-19 vaccination coverage and COVID-19 positivity rate in initial departing island and travel quarantine measures:

1. COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage
  • At least 90% of the eligible resident population above 12 years of age have completed full dosage of vaccination.
  • At least 90% of the eligible resident population above 65 years of age completed full dosage of vaccination
  • At least 95% of staffs in all tourist facilities of the tourist guest house islands have completed full dosage of vaccination
2.  Pre-departure PCR Testing and Travel Quarantine Measures
  • Should the traveler be fully vaccinated*, and the destination island has met the aforementioned vaccination coverage rates as stated in point 1, the following shall apply:
    • Pre-departure testing, and on-arrival travel quarantine is no longer required if the initial departing island has a COVID-19 positivity rate below 5%*
    • Pre-departure COVID-19 PCR testing*, and on-arrival travel quarantine is required if the initial departing island has a COVID-19 positivity rate above 5%*
  • If the traveler is not fully vaccinated, they must complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival irrespective of the destination island vaccination coverage rate as in point 1.
  • If the traveler is not fully vaccinated, and the destination island has not met the vaccination coverage rates per as stated in point 1, the traveler must undergo pre-departure COVID-19 PCR testing, and complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival
  • Individuals who have not completed their COVID-19 vaccination regimen must bear the costs of pre-departure, and quarantine release PCR testing.

* All pre-departure COVID-19 PCR testing must be done with a sample obtained 72 hours prior to departure

* An individual is fully vaccinated if it has been 14 days after the last dose of vaccination.

* Positivity rates are calculated based on the results of weekly random samples collected in the island

Vaccination coverage of 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 15th September 2021, the islands fitting to the vaccination criteria stated in point 1 are as follows:

 

 

 

LOCATION POPULATION 2 DOSE VACCINATED VACCINATED COVERAGE(%)
Atoll Island Total Number of 12+ Living Population Total Number of 65+ living in island* Total Population in tourist services* Total Number of 12+ Living Population Vaccinated Total 65+ Living Population* Vaccinated Total Population in tourist services* Vaccinated Coverage of Total 12+ Living Population (%) Vaccinated Coverage of 65+ Population (%) Vaccination Coverage of people in tourist service* (%) All Criteria Fulfilled
HA Uligam 324 40 295 39 91% 98%
HA Muraidhoo 374 63 344 62 92% 98%
HDH Nellaidhoo 657 80 598 79 91% 99%
HDH Kumundhoo 753 52 678 52 90% 100%
HDH Nolhivaramfaru 678 95 671 89 99% 94%
N Manadhoo 1,332 120 1212 117 91% 98%
N Magoodhoo 221 14 199 14 90% 100%
N Malhendhoo 555 59 500 59 90% 100%
R Maduhvarri 1254 91 1148 87 92% 96%
R Innamaadhoo 452 38 410 35 91% 92%
R Meedhoo 1,380 104 1258 100 91% 96%
B Fehendhoo 160 11 9 151 10 9 94% 91% 100%
B Fulhadhoo 154 8 45 140 8 45 91% 100% 100%
B Kihaadhoo 298 14 271 13 91% 93%
B Eydhafushi 1,973 187 35 1776 182 34 90% 97% 97%
B Kamadhoo 356 25 30 338 25 29 95% 100% 97%
K Hura 833 57 64 819 56 62 98% 98% 97%
AA Mathiveri 619 31 24 563 30 23 91% 97% 96%
AA Rasdhoo 903 75 80 826 74 77 91% 99% 96%
ADH Dhigurah 515 35 84 464 33 82 90% 94% 98%
ADH Dhangethi 646 40 93 598 38 88 93% 95% 95%
V Rakeedhoo 118 14 106 14 90% 100%
V Felidhoo 444 27 29 404 27 29 91% 100% 100%
V Keyodhoo 585 42 90 556 40 89 95% 95% 99%
M Kolhufushi 649 72 586 72 90% 100%
M Naalaafushi 295 34 293 33 99% 97%
F Magoodhoo 499 10 449 10 90% 100%
F Dharanboodhoo 354 15 326 14 92% 93%
F Feeali 876 54 806 52 92% 96%
L Hithadhoo 876 58 815 58 93% 100%
GA Dhevvadhoo 494 73 456 73 92% 100%
GA Nilandhoo 490 49 3 451 49 3 92% 100% 100%
GDH Rathafandhoo 315 105 290 104 92% 99%

 

Last updated on 15th September 2021 2:57 PM