100% of Immigration border officers fully vaccinated!

Immigration officers at Velana International Airport on July 15, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Maldives Immigration has announced that all of their border officers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Speaking to Sun today, Spokesperson of Maldives Immigration Hassan Haleel had confirmed that all of the border officers have completed the prescribed doses of vaccination as of present.

“All border officers have gotten two doses of the vaccine. There are around 98 border officers stationed at the airport. In total there are around 110 to 115 border officers,” he stated.

Haleel further detailed that employees were highly urged to get vaccinated when the vaccination drive first kicked off in the Maldives. He added that this was done as the organization believed that immunization is the best safety precaution against COVID-19 – for both their employees and the tourists.

“The safety of our immigration officers will be increased – so would the safety of the tourists. The chances of being infected through one of our officers is significantly low now,” Haleel added.

Speaking further, Haleel noted that the majority of Maldives Immigration have completed the prescribed doses of vaccination as of present – and only a few remain unvaccinated.