Malta is reopened to the British AND it is expected on the next green list
Malta is now open to British tourists, whether they are vaccinated or not.
All travelers aged five and over from the UK simply need to have a negative PCR test dated 72 hours prior to arrival, which they must present upon check-in and after landing.
Malta is currently on the UK Amber List, which means travelers must take a negative Covid test before returning to the UK, then self-isolate for ten days after arrival and take a PCR test on the second day in England.
But it is expected to be added to the green list on June 7 following a government review tomorrow.
Malta, which leads the European Union in coronavirus vaccination, has reached its goal of giving 70% of adults at least one dose.
The Mediterranean island, which has around 500,000 inhabitants, said it had achieved “collective immunity” – although the EU definition for such a step is stricter.
After about 475,000 doses, about 42% of the population is fully vaccinated with two doses of the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine, or with a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, officials said.
Travel to Malta, the Balearic Islands and the Greek Islands could become quarantine-free if the government changes the list in a review due on June 3.
Malta is offering to pay holidaymakers up to £ 173 each this summer to encourage tourists to return.
It welcomed more than 2.7 million visitors in 2019, but saw the number of visitors drop by 80% in 2020 – so it is hoped that the new program can encourage up to 35,000 tourists to return.
List of 3-star hotels paying holidaymakers to visit
Luna holiday complex
Hotel number 11
The Topaze Hotel
Bayview Hotel & Apartments
3 star hotel Mr Todd B&B
The neighborhood hotel
Allegro Hotel Bed & B’fast
Hotel La Falconeria (B &)
The duke hotel
Hotel San Andrea
Aparthotel Porto Azzurro
To find out which 5-star and 4-star hotels also participate in the scheme, click here
The small country is launching the new scheme, offering tourists up to € 200 (£ 173) if they book at least two nights at a local hotel, the tourism minister said.
How much vacationers would get depends on the hotel – a five-star property would get you the full $ 200 while it comes down to € 150 for a four-star hotel and € 100 for a three-star hotel.
However, book a hotel in Gozo, an island in Malta and you get 10% more.
Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo confirmed: “The program aims to put Maltese hotels in a very competitive position as international tourism picks up.
We have listed the three star hotels participating in the refund program, but there are also a number of participating four and five star hotels – click here to find out more.