//Malta to lift restrictions

Malta to lift restrictions

Island nation has been praised for its efforts combatting Covid-19.

Malta will lift restrictions on all flight arrivals including the United Kingdom from July 15.

Flights will resume from 18 UK airports with routes operated by Air Malta, British Airways, easyJet, Jet2 and Ryanair.

Malta been congratulated for its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland saying that Malta had ‘done the best in the whole of Europe’. The World Health Organisation’s Regional Director Hans Klunge praising the country’s swift actions, calling it ‘an example to follow’.

Tolene Van Der Merwe, Director UK & Ireland of Malta Tourism Authority, said: “Malta is very popular destination for British holidaymakers with nearly 650,000 arriving in 2019. We are delighted that we should be able to welcome back travellers from the United Kingdom on 15th July if the FCO advice has been amended by that date. Our streets have been too quiet recently and the people of Malta are keen to welcome back tourists who have loved our sunshine, culture, food and warm spirit year in, year out.

“Around a quarter of all arrivals to Malta are from Britain which makes it an important market for our tourism sector and we are so grateful for the support of our airline, tour operator and travel agent partners who helped us share Malta with so many people.  We’ve been working with the trade during lockdown to deliver as much training as possible and look forward to supporting them still once lockdown lifts with lots of planned incentives, training and even trips.  And whilst our islands have been closed, we have been busy – from restoring monuments, to erecting our new Michelin star plaques – making sure that when everyone returns, we wow people even more than before.”