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Ministry of education

Education Ministry Mandates 5-Day Quarantine for Expat Teachers

The Ministry of Education has informed schools that expatriate teachers must quarantine for five days upon arrival before they can teach.
The ministry’s letter to the schools read that expatriate teachers must quarantine for five days upon arrival before they are allowed to teach.
Teachers must quarantine on the island they are to teach at and can begin teaching once they receive a negative PCR test result after the five-day quarantine period.
Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced that those who have completed doses of vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO), and those who tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered within 60 days of sample collection no longer have to quarantine upon arrival to Maldives.
However, due to the current COVID-19 situation, after much discussion with island council administrations and HPA regarding their concerns, the ministry has decided to mandate a five-day quarantine period for foreign teachers upon arrival.
Schools have been requested to inform expatriate teachers accordingly and monitor the situation to ensure that all guidelines are being followed.
Inbound passengers to the Maldives now require a negative PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before departure.