On Wednesday (August 11), Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced that fully-vaccinated tourists will now be allowed to check-in at guest rooms in the greater Malé zone.
In a guideline published on the same day, HPA stated that the guesthouses in residential islands are only authorized to check-in fully-vaccinated tourists who receive their last vaccine shot at the very least,14 days before departure.
While tourists who have not fully-vaccinated are not allowed to stay in guesthouses on residential islands, as a new rule, the HPA said on Wednesday that exemptions will be granted provided the islands fulfill particular vaccine coverage criteria. They are as follows:
· 60 percent of the island's total population must be completely vaccinated.
· 95% of those working on the island that provides services to tourists must be completely vaccinated.
· Vaccination should be completed for 90% of the island's residents who are over the age of 65.
Unvaccinated tourists who visit residential islands that fulfill vaccination coverage standards are required to have a PCR test seven days after their arrival.
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