Malta bans visitors who are not fully vaccinated against covid-19
Written by crest887fm on July 10, 2021
Malta has become the first European country to close its borders to anyone who has not been fully vaccinated against coronavirus, following a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Only those in possession of a British or European vaccination certificate will be allowed in from July 14, health minister Chris Fearne said on Friday – suggesting tourists from the United States and other locations will be barred.
Malta Health minister says only those in possession of a British or European vaccination certificate will be allowed in from July 14.
The only exception will be unvaccinated children aged between 5-12, who will be allowed into Malta if they have a negative test and are accompanied by fully vaccinated parents.
Previously visitors from the rest of the EU, the US and some other countries were allowed in if they showed a negative PCR coronavirus test or if they were fully vaccinated.
Fearne said about 90 percent of the cases being found in Malta are among unvaccinated people, and that many have been traced to English Language Schools.
Cases have been confirmed at nine schools so far, and as a result, all English Language Schools will have to shut their doors from July 14.