Travel restrictions lifted for four resorts plus more

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The Maldives’ Covid-19 spokesperson Mabrook Azeez revealed that four resorts were now in the clear as far as travel restrictions were concerned.

The resorts are Malahini Kuda Bandos, Brennia Kottefaru Resort, Rahaa Resort and Four Seasons Private Isand Maldives at Vovah.

The government had announced earlier that all travel between resorts and inhabited islands were suspended until further notice. 

And with the latest notice, employees on liveaboards will not be allowed to evacuate their vessels without permission from the health protection agency (HPA).

Resort staff are to leave after a 14-day quarantine period after the departure of the last guest from the resort. And staff will be subject to exit screening prior to their own departure. reports that the same will apply to those who work onboard the liveaboard vessels.

As resorts say goodbye to their last guests, a South African couple is stuck at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives, after arriving on 22 March. reports that the South African couple, Olivia and Raul De Freitas, was stranded after their country’s airports started closing, four days into their honeymoon.

They are now in a resort with other fellow South Africans and their government has agreed to subsidize their resort bills, reports.