Mediterranean Island Malta Is Covid-Free & Safe To Travel

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Mediterranean Island Malta Is Covid-Free & Safe To Travel

With Dubai easing travel restrictions, many are eyeing summer getaways. Like other destinations around the world, the Maltese Islands have suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the previous months. Nonetheless, the proactive measures taken by authorities helped keep the situation well under control.

Malta is preparing to open its borders and remove travel restrictions, with extra measures taken to ensure tourists’ and citizens’ safety. The Mediterranean island will be open to a list of European countries including Germany, Austria and Norway from 1 July. In addition, the Malta International Airport will reopen fully for commercial flights on 15 July.

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Everything You Must Know Before Planning A Trip

On arrival, travellers will be subjected to a thermal screening. Besides, they must also fill a self-declaration form requesting information on their travels in the last 30 days. Not to mention, there will be no changes in previous Visa requirements. Meanwhile, here are Countries that will pay travellers to holiday post Covid. 

Tourists will have access to public transport once inside the Maltese islands. Taxis are sanitized after each trip and rental vehicles are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after being returned by clients. Ferries and boat trips to Gozo and Comino will also operate normally. Travellers must wear a mask or a shield in areas where social distancing cannot be practiced, but not otherwise.

Hotels, restaurants, beaches, shops, activities, attractions, and other crowded establishments are all required to follow specific hygiene protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of their visitors. And in case you’re wondering about flights, Emirates will operate flights to Malta, from Dubai, with a connection in Cyprus, from August, according to its website. In case you’re looking for more options, here are 6 Destinations Dubai Residents Can Travel To This Summer.

Malta Tourism Authority encourages its visitors to follow four basic principles when visiting the island:

  1. Maintain social distancing at all times,
  2. Take care of your personal hygiene
  3. Wear a mask or visor where necessary
  4. And most importantly, have fun!

Malta suspended commercial passenger flights on March 20. So far, the island has reported 665 confirmed cases of Covid-19, with nine deaths and 624 recoveries. Meanwhile, before you plan any trip, here are 4 Ways To Deep Clean And Disinfect Your Travel Luggage.