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23-05-2020 13:49

Announcement by the Ministry of Transport on the abolition of compulsory quarantine at hotels

The compulsory quarantine is abolished as from Monday, 25 May 2020, and all those who are accommodated in hotels where they have been removed after their arrival from abroad, shall repair to their places of residence in self-isolation for the remaining days, provided their diagnostic test for COVID-19 is negative, depending on the category of country from which they came.

Their transportation to their places of stay may be undertaken by family or through a personal arrangement of the person staying at the hotel where they have been taken. In cases where this is not feasible, the Road Transport Department shall arrange for buses to call at the hotels where the hosted persons are staying on Monday 25 May 2020 roughly between 12 a.m. – 1 p.m., in order to transport the persons whose place of stay is situated in a district different from that of the hotel of accommodation to the central bus station running regular routes to the city of the district where they live.

As from Tuesday 26 May 2020, the transportation from the airport to the hotel will continue to be undertaken by the Road Transport Department; however, the transportation from the hotel to the places of stay shall not be provided by the Road Transport Department and may be undertaken by family or through personal arrangement instead of the person staying at the hotel where they have been taken on arrival.

( DC )