Vaccinated Brits: Popular holiday hotspot scraps Covid tests

Vaccinated Brits: Popular holiday hotspot scraps Covid tests

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Popular holiday hotspot scraps Covid tests for vaccinated Brits.

Travelling for vaccinated Brits is getting easier as many countries ease coronavirus restrictions. One of the latest popular holiday destinations to scrap additional COVID restrictions is the Maldives.

Anyone heading to the islands should be aware of the latest rule changes. Vaccinated tourists will not have to undergo a Covid test when heading to the islands after pre-arrival Covid tests were scrapped.

Previously the Maldives had required tourists to undergo a pre-arrival test even if they were fully jabbed.

Tourists heading to the Maldives do not need to have had their booster jab but must have had the second dose of the vaccine a minimum of 14 days before travelling, according to The Sun.

PCR tests are also no longer needed when travellers leave the islands. This had previously been a requirement.

Families should be aware that children too young to have been vaccinated will need to have been tested. Children over one-year-old will have to undergo a PCR test which must return a negative result. The test should be taken no more than 96 hours before arriving in the Maldives.

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