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- Falklands puts in practice quarantine options and warns about symptoms of Delta variant Friday, July 16th 2021 – 09:09 UTC Full article Convalescent cases will be eligible for early release after 5 or 8 days, depending on their vaccination status Falklands’ Chief Medical Officer, Dr Rebecca Edwards Falkland Islands’ Executive Council, ExCo, approved on Thursday a further change to quarantine measures for people travelling to the Falkland Islands by air with the introduction of a new 5-day‘ test to release’ option.
- This initiative was identified during the latest six-week review of quarantine arrangements, in line with the requirements of the Infectious Diseases Control Regulations 2020, as well as in light of the Covid-19 vaccination status of the community.
- From 19 July 2021, the following quarantine requirements will apply to passengers arriving via the South Atlantic Airbridge: • 5 day ‘test to release’ option: this scheme is only available for passengers who are fully vaccinated (have completed their full course of vaccination at least 14 days prior to flying) and can prove this by means of a vaccination card, approved app or letter from their doctor.
- They will be tested on day 2 (where they must provide proof of vaccination) and also on day 5.
- Each case must provide proof of their previous Covid-19 infection in order to book their seat on the Airbridge, and will also require a medical assessment that is carried out to the satisfaction of KEMH, and which takes into account their disease and symptom history.
- Convalescent cases will be eligible for early release after 5 or 8 days, depending on their vaccination status.