The government today announced that there will be no quarantine for incoming international travelers as of July 25th.
Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rogders said international restrictions are now slowly being lifted but there will be no quarantine as of July 25th.
“On 24th of July SOPE (State of Public Emergency) finishes. On 25th July unless something else comes into place there will be no quarantine,” he said.
However, Attorney-General John Muria Jr. said the final decision to extend or discontinue the SOPE when it expires on July 24th will be made by the Cabinet.
The SOPE gives power for the government to quarantine incoming passengers and take appropriate actions if they breach it.
Currently incoming passengers face six days’ quarantine but by July 1st it will be reduced to three days and SIG also stepping up home quarantine.
Meanwhile despite no quarantine for all incoming passengers as of July 25th they will still be required to take COVIVD-19 test with only those producing negative test results 72 hours prior to their flight are allowed to fly in.
Dr. Rodgers explained that it is important to note that
that those coming from overseas will still be tested because there are still new variants of COVID.
The international borders have been closed since early 2020 following the COVID-19 outbreak in 2019.