Vaccinated resort workers allowed to travel home without quarantine

Employees at Chevel Blanc Randheli resort.

Travel restrictions have been eased for resort workers, allowing fully vaccinated workers to travel to their home islands without being subjected to mandatory quarantine if they are negative for COVID-19.

Resort workers had previously submitted a petition to the President, airing their grievances over not being allowed to travel home to their families despite being fully vaccinated.

Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom announced in a tweet on Wednesday afternoon that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has decided to allow fully vaccinated resort workers to travel to their home island without being subject to mandatory quarantine if they show proof of a negative PCR test.

Fully vaccinated resort workers will be allowed to travel minimum 14 days after they receive their second dose, said Mausoom.

However, it does not apply to residential or resort islands under monitoring.

Mausoom said the Tourism Ministry will share further information regarding the change with resorts once it received details from Health Protection Agency (HPA).

The decision to ease travel restrictions on resort workers comes with the President’s Office braced to announce new easements in COVID-19 restrictions in a press conference at 02:30 pm this Wednesday.