Only arriving travelers with an authorized vaccination certificate will be permitted into Malta as of Wednesday, July 14. A negative PCR test is required for children aged 5 to 12. Children under the age of five years old would be excluded. Every kid must be accompanied by an adult who has a valid vaccination certificate.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Chris Fearne, and the Superintendent of Public Health, Prof. Charmaine Gauci, announced these brief limitations on Friday, catching tourist markets off guard.
During the press conference, Fearne confirmed that Malta is the first country in Europe to require all visitors to be completely vaccinated. In response to inquiries, he said that the change will also apply to unvaccinated local residents who wish to leave the country, who must obtain authorization from the Superintendence of Public Health, regardless of the cause for their journey outside.
According to the Times of Malta, other aspects of Malta’s reopening plan have remained unaltered for the time being, although the government is keeping an eye on how the health situation develops.
Malta accepts UK-issued NHS COVID passes in addition to local vaccination certificates and the EU Digital Covid Certificate. Only those who have completed their immunization cycle are given these certificates.
A fivefold rise in active coronavirus cases over a 10-day period led the additional restrictions, with 96 new Covid-19 cases (seven of which were connected to the Delta variant) recorded on Friday alone.
According to Gauci, the positive rate has climbed to 1.18, with the seven-day moving average number of new cases up to 31, indicating that case numbers will continue to grow in the coming days.
According to Fearne, unvaccinated persons aged 15-30 arriving from continental Europe accounted for 90 percent of the new cases.
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