Malta International Airport plans to resume operations for international flights from July 15 post the lockdown. By Kumar Shree

After months of suspended operations because of the lockdown, Malta International Airport is all set to reopen. It will resume operations to 24 European destinations from July 1 and will lift restrictions for other destinations on July 15. This announcement came from the Malta government officials.

 

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In an official announcement, Malta’s Prime Minister Robert Abela declared a list of destinations, from which incoming flights can enter Malta.

  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Sardegna
  • Sicily
  • Slovakia
  • Switzerland

However, there are some destinations from where flights are not allowed to enter Malta. These are Katowice Airport in Poland; Emilia Romagna, Lombardy, and Piemonte in Italy; Madrid, Catalonia, Austria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castile, and Leon in Spain; and Ile de France in France.

 

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Malta International Airport will add more destinations to the list upon receiving clearance from health authorities.

The Malta International Airport has also kept the COVID-19 test at bay. The incoming passengers will only need to undertake a thermal screening and present a duly filled self-declaration form. This form will ask the required details about passengers, including their travel history within the past few months.

In the press release, Johann Buttigieg, Chief Executive Officer of the Malta Tourism Authority said, “This global pandemic has created worldwide turmoil, disrupting lives and impacting economic activity, everywhere. Tourism had to be put temporarily on hold. The fact that our borders will be reopening once again is a cause for celebration as we welcome visitors from abroad who chose Malta as their first post-COVID destination”.

An event called ‘Visit Malta Now’ will be held in early July to celebrate the reopening.

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