Covid-19: Travel restrictions lifted from four resorts, 15 safari boats

  • Resorts and safaris are required to seek a special permit from HPA to evacuate employees
  • HPA revealed that resort and safari workers are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine after the last tourist leaves
  • There have been a total of 19 cases in the Maldives thus far, 15 of which are from local resorts and safaris and all foreigners

K. Male' 2020 Apr 06 | Mon 15:17 local 6,246

A Maldives resort -

Authorities have revealed that employees in four resorts and onboard 15 safari boats have been given the go-ahead to evacuate the tourist establishments.

This was revealed by the government's Covid-19 spokesperson, Mohamed Mabrook Aziz, at Sunday's press conference.

As such, he revealed that the four resorts are Malahini Kuda Bandos, Brennia Kottefaru Resort, Rahaa Resort and Four seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah.

Further, employees onboard 15 safari boats have also been given the green light to evacuate the vessels. The 15 safari boats are;

  • Stella 2,
  • Hamathi,
  • Conte Max,
  • Over Reef,
  • Sea Coral Voyages Maldives private limited,
  • Magic Land Maldives,
  • Theia Safari,
  • Assidha Safari / Muraka Ventures,
  • Leo,
  • Noah Safari,
  • Stella 1,
  • Ensis Felicity,
  • Soleil 1,
  • Princess Noor and
  • Maldives Mosaique.

As part of the several restrictive measures being put in place by the authorities, the government earlier announced that all travel between inhabited islands and resorts have been suspended until further notice. With this announcement, even employees onboard safari boats will not be allowed to evacuate, without the required permission by the relevant authority, Health Protection Agency (HPA).

Some of the protocols that come under these restriction measures include that resort workers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine period after the last guest on the resort leaves, after that, they will undergo exit screening and testing after which they will be allowed to evacuate. The similar procedure is followed for workers onboard safari boats as well.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Aishath Shaany

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