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Malta can be open to vacationers from July 15, 2020

Malta, one of the Mediterranean's paradise spots, will be open to European tourists from July 1st and gradually lift all travel restrictions from July 15th.

Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela officially announced that European citizens will be able to travel to Malta from July 1st as flights from these destinations can travel to Malta.

European countries where citizens are admitted include Poland (with the exception of Katowice Airport), Italy (with the exception of Emilia Romagna, Lombardy and Piedmont), Spain (with the exception of Madrid, Catalonia, Austria, Castile- La Mancha, Castile and León), Cyprus, France (except Ile de France), Greece, Slovakia, Croatia, Germany, Sicily, Switzerland, Hungary, Sardinia, Luxembourg, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and the Czech Republic.

Once approved by the health authorities, the rest of the countries will be allowed to enter the island in due course.

Individuals entering Malta should submit a self-declaration stating where they have traveled in the past 30 days. In addition, only thermal screening and no corona testing is carried out at the airports.

Julia Farrugia Portelli, Malta's Minister of Tourism and Consumer Protection, said the Maltese health authorities worked hard during the pandemic and managed to limit the number of coronavirus patients to ensure that Malta was one of the safest travel destinations. She also said that opening airports would help the country's tourism and economy.

Tourists will enter Malta with previous visa rules and fees. After entering public transport, they are accessible to them. Taxis and rental vehicles are refurbished after each use and travelers should wear a face mask regularly. This is a mandatory subject where social distancing cannot be practiced.

Hotels, restaurants, beaches, shops, activities, attractions and other crowded establishments should follow certain hygiene protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of their visitors.

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