HPA orders conditional release for those in travel-related quarantine

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has instructed to release those who arrived in the Maldives before July 23 from quarantine if certain conditions are met.

In a directive issued by the authority on Saturday, HPA said those already in quarantine after travel may be released if 7 days in quarantine have been completed and if they have completed both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Accompanying children who are not eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine must also be released, said HPA. If 5-7 days have passed since their arrival in the Maldives, a PCR test must be taken immediately, and others who have not yet completed 5 days in quarantine must do the test between day 5 and day 7 of quarantine.

Those for whom 60 days have not passed since testing positive and recovering from COVID-19 must also be released if they are in travel-related quarantine. A PCR test must be conducted on accompanying children between the 5th and 7th day from arrival in the Maldives. If 5 days have already passed, the test must be taken immediately.