Eases have been announced to the current travel restrictions enforced to curb the spread of COVID-19.
During a press conference held at the President's Office on Tuesday, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announced that those who are infected with COVID-19 can travel without quarantine up to 60 days after their recovery. However, he did not specify if the ease applies to all locations across the Maldives or to specific islands.
Before the COVID-19 situation in the Maldives took a turn for the worse last April, authorities allowed those who recover from COVID-19 to travel without quarantine. However, the government tightened restrictions and stopped facilitating such travel last month. Only those traveling for essential needs are allowed to travel from Male to islands at this time. Inter-atoll travel is allowed only with permission from the island councils of both islands.
The Maldives has reported 73,483 cases of COVID-19 to date. 3,883 cases are active at this time.