As the Maldives prepares to reopen its tourism sector in July, the tourism ministry has permitted staff to return to resorts of employment and resume work.

“Following the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, most of the resorts closed down their business, and employees were sent off to their home islands,” the circular read.

According to a circular released by the tourism ministry, staff in local islands who are not under HPA lockdown can travel to resorts and resume work immediately. However, staff from local islands currently in monitoring and within the 14 days after the lockdown was lifted, will be required to complete a 14-day quarantine in the resort before they resume work.

Ministry has stated that the arrangements were made after discussions with the Health Protection of Maldives (HPA)  on a way forward for employees to return to their work.

Following the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, most of the resorts were closed down and employees were sent off to their home islands. The circular came in place to ease resorts and staff making necessary preparations and getting ready to reopen properties in July.

Furthermore, the ministry has requested resorts management to provide details of the staff that needs to return back to the resort to resume work. The staff can only travel back with the ministry’s approval. 

In this regard, the details are to be sent as an attachment through [email protected]. For further inquiries, resorts can contact Ms. Mariyam Lubna Ahmed, HR section through email or hotline at 7223131. 

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