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Malta Opens Its Borders for Tourists from Certain Countries

News Are you still in doubt about where to spend your summer vacation? Malta is an excellent tourist destination famous for its crystal clear water of the Mediterranean Sea, quality hotels, and fantastic opportunities for sightseeing from megalithic temples to fabulous medieval architecture. Valetta hotels are a popular choice among travelers who want to visit the republic. Fortunately, hotels in Malta resume their work after the recent closedown. As the country’s airport reopens and accepts commercial flights again starting from July 1, 2020, the Malta Tourism Authority expressed its delight with the tourism industry returning to business.

That being said, there are certain restrictions at the moment and travelers from certain destinations only are eligible to visit Malta starting from July 1st. These are Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Iceland, Denmark, Cyprus, Lithuania, Finland, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Austria, Hungary, Sicily, Latvia, Slovakia, Estonia, Israel, and Sardegna. Malta authorities underline that this list is not complete and they will add more destinations once they receive a permit from health authorities.

This statement proves that Malta is going to have a summer season despite all challenges. Naturally, the reopening of the borders should be done carefully and only after an in-depth discussion with the health authorities. The lifting of restrictions must be done is a way that is safe for people and takes into consideration that problems of economy says Malta’s Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection.

The last two and a half months were extremely challenging for the hospitality industry around the world. Hotels, tour operators, travel agencies, airlines, restaurants, and many other businesses that depend on tourism had to survive in a new reality with the international travel ban. Nowadays, when many countries report that the virus is under control, the tourism industry looks forward with cautious optimism.

Malta managed to control the spread of the coronavirus right from the start, and so the country’s efforts were praised by the European Commission, the World Health Organization, the UN’s World Tourism Organization, etc. Moreover, numerous reports and rankings have named Malta one of the safest destinations for post-COVID-19 travel, so hotels in Malta might be the best choice for the 2020 summer vacation.


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