Malta’s Ministry for Tourism and Consumer Protection and the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) welcomes the announcement made yesterday by Prime Minister Robert Abela that a further six countries have been added to the list of destinations for when the Malta International Airport officially reopens on July 1, and that restrictions on all other flight destinations will be lifted on July 15.
The destinations that have been added to the list of destinations to open on July 1 are Italy (except for Emilia Romagna, Lombardy, and Piemonte), France (except for Ile de France), Spain (except for Madrid, Catalonia, Castilla -La Mancha, Castile, and Leon), Poland (except for Katowice Airport), Greece and Croatia. The original list of countries that to be reopened for travel included Germany, Austria, Sicily, Cyprus, Switzerland, Sardegna, Iceland, Slovakia, Norway, Denmark, Hungary, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Luxembourg, and Czech Republic.
More destinations will be announced in due course, once clearance from the health authorities is received. Israel which had been included on the original list has been removed. The list of destinations will be monitored regularly and reviewed if necessary and can be found on https://www.visitmalta.com/en/covid-19
Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Julia Farrugia Portelli stated that the opening of the Malta International Airport will further sustain our tourism and economy. She added that the work that has been done over the past weeks and months has classified Malta as one of the safest destinations.
The Prime Minister also announced that the public health emergency that had been declared due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted. This means that all remaining legal notices related to COVID-19 restrictions will be revoked, including the ban on gatherings of more than 75 persons. Social distancing, hygiene, and the use of a face mask where necessary remain recommended.