Following an exemplary recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Malta is ready to welcome back travellers the world over.
The country has been recognised by the European Commission, the Commonwealth, The World Health Organization and the United Nations World Tourism Organization as one of the safest travel destinations this year.
As the situation continues to improve in many parts of the world, Malta is preparing to open its borders and remove travel restrictions, with extra measures taken to ensure tourists’ and citizens’ safety.
Malta International Airport will reopen fully for commercial flights on July 15, 2020, while it will be open to a list of European approved ‘safe’ countries on July 1. On arrival, travellers will be subjected to a thermal screening and will be asked to fill a self-declaration form requesting information on their travels in the last 30 days.
Once inside the Maltese islands, public transport will be operating normally, whereby taxis will be sanitised after every trip and rental vehicles are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after being returned by clients. Ferries and boat trips to Gozo and Comino are also operating normally.
It is also important to mention that wearing a mask or a visor is only required in confined areas where social distancing cannot be practiced.
Hotels, restaurants, beaches, shops, activities, attractions and other crowded establishments are all required to follow specific hygiene protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of their visitors, and their practices are under the inspection of Malta Tourism Authority.