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Malta to welcome vaccinated travellers from 1st June

10th April 2021 - 10:00am

The Malta Tourism Authority is delighted to announce that Malta plans to start welcoming tourists to the island from the 1st June

The Malta Tourism Authority is delighted to announce that Malta plans to start welcoming tourists to the island from the 1st June

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The Malta Tourism Authority is delighted to announce that Malta plans to start welcoming tourists to the island from the 1st June.

 

The plan is for fully vaccinated tourists to be able to visit Malta free of restrictions by presenting proof of full vaccination received at least ten days before arriving in the country. Passengers will need to show their vaccination card when boarding to be accepted to travel.

 

Non-vaccinated tourists from ‘amber’ countries will need to submit a negative PCR COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours before travelling. 

 

Visitors from Ireland – currently classified as an ‘amber’ country – who are not vaccinated can travel to Malta as usual with a negative PCR test. 

 

Malta is currently second to the UK in terms of European countries vaccinating the greatest proportion of its population, with 40% of the adult population having received its first dose, making the destination a safe choice for future travel.

 

Tolene Van Der Merwe (Director UK & Ireland Malta Tourism Authority) commented, “We are delighted to announce that from the 1st June anyone that is fully vaccinated from the UK for more than 10 days can travel to Malta with no restrictions. Visitors from what is classified as an ‘amber’ country – which currently includes Ireland - that are not vaccinated can travel to Malta as usual with a negative PCR test.  It has been a long road to get to this point and we look forward to welcoming visitors to Malta so that they can experience all that the islands have to offer".

 

Clayton Bartolo, Malta’s Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection said, “The health and safety of Maltese citizens and tourists will always be our top priority, and with the continued rollout of the vaccine here in Malta, this focused reopening plan is designed to slowly and safely reopen tourism”.

 

Travellers will be able to visit the archipelago, comprised of Malta, Gozo and Comino – for leisure and business trips, where visitors can enjoy the sights of the islands. With many travellers looking forward to restrictions easing and the allure of future trips to Malta on the horizon, the Malta Tourism Authority will also be launching its new campaign, ‘Feel Free Again’. The campaign aims to inspire travellers to harness their re-established freedom to plan, book and travel to Malta when the time is right, to once again experience all that the islands have to offer and the feeling of freedom it brings.


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