UncategorizedJune 4, 2020

Maldives Allows Resort Workers To Return To Work, In Preparation For Reopening

As the country prepares to re-open borders and resume tourism from 1st July onwards, Ministry of Tourism have permitted resort employees to return back to work.

Although lockdown measures have been relaxed, travel between islands is still restricted. Hence, Ministry of Tourism have discussed with the Health Protection Agency (HPA) on a way forward for resorts employees to travel back to the resorts. In the discussion, the following arrangements were made:

  • Local Islands that are not under monitoring by HPA: Staff from these islands can travel to the resorts and resume work immediately.
  • Local islands that are currently placed under monitoring or islands where the monitoring state has been lifted but the 14 days quarantine period has not been completed: Staff from these islands can travel to the resort, however will need to complete 14 days quarantine period in the resort before they can resume work.
  • Resort management shall provide details of staff that needs to travel back to the resort and get an approval from the Ministry of Tourism.

Therefore, Ministry instructed to mail the name and details of the staff who needs to return back to the resort to resume work. Ministry advised to send the aforementioned details to iihr@tourism.gov.mv.