Health Protection Agency (HPA) has approved a temporary ease in COVID-19 travel restrictions to allow people to travel to islands to vote in the upcoming Local Council Elections without undergoing mandatory quarantine.
Local Council Elections is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 10.
HPA issued an order signed by the Director General of Public Health Maimoona Aboobakr on Thursday evening regarding domestic travel to vote in the Local Council Elections.
The order states that voters from greater Male’ region, resorts, safari vessels, islands with operational guesthouses, and islands under monitoring will be allowed to travel to islands where they are registered to vote in for 10 days without undergoing mandatory quarantine.
The change is effective from this Thursday to Sunday, April 11.
While voters will be allowed to travel without mandatory quarantine during the period, they are subject to certain restrictions. As such, they are:
The voter is required to travel unaccompanied and adhere to HPA’s COVID-19 guidelines.
Travelers from greater Male’ region and islands under monitoring were previously required to undergo 10 days of mandatory quarantine. While voters will be allowed respite from the restriction, those who travel for other purposes are required to undergo mandatory quarantine.