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Malta vaccinates more than 50% of adults

Country has also put UK on its own amber list

Malta has said that more than 50 per cent of its adult population have had one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while more than 20 per cent have received both doses.

The country currently has the highest vaccination rate in Europe, just ahead of the UK.

Malta announced that, from June 1, it will allow UK travellers to enter the country if they have been fully vaccinated. The UK is yet to reveal its list of countries that have been given either a Green or Amber classification.

Tolene Van Der Merwe, Director UK & Ireland of Malta Tourism Authority said: “We’re thrilled to be able to share the news that over 50 per cent of the adult population in Malta have now vaccinated as it means we are another step closer to welcoming vaccinated travellers or those that can present a negative PCR test from the United Kingdom from 1 June 2021. We are proud of our long-standing and special relationship with Great Britain and the people of Malta are looking forward to tourists returning to enjoy our sunshine, culture, food and warm spirit year in year out.

The UK has today been added to Malta’s Amber List meaning non-vaccinated travellers will not need to quarantine if they submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate before boarding flights to Malta.  The test should be carried out within the previous 72 hours.

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