Published on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Malta to allow British tourists back from mid-July


Malta has announced that it will lift restrictions on all international arrivals, including from the UK, on July 15.

British tourists will also be allowed to travel to the islands of Gozo and Comino.

The tourist office said flights will resume from 18 UK airports, with routes operated by Air Malta, British Airways, easyJet, Jet2 and Ryanair.

Visitors will not have to quarantine or take Covid-19 tests on arrival, but they will have their temperature taken and they'll have to fill out health declaration forms.

Malta Tourism Authority UK director Tolene Van Der Merwe 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 15 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."

Watch a video interview about Malta's tourism revival here.

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