British holidaymakers who are not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Malta, the country’s government has said.
Malta is one of the 14 countries and territories added to The list of green trips to England, which means that tourists visiting after 4 a.m. on June 30 will not have to self-quarantine on their return.
However, the Maltese government has stated that anyone arriving from the UK on or after that date will need to present a COVID vaccination certificate recognized by the country’s authorities.
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Those without a recognized vaccine certificate will have to self-quarantine upon arrival in Malta at their own expense, he said.
The number of days British tourists will have to quarantine has not been announced, but the usual period on the island is 14 days.
The Maltese government said the decision was taken due to the “situation of variant cases reported in the UK”.
The NHS COVID pass, which can be used by UK holidaymakers to show their vaccination status, is only available to people who have received two doses of a coronavirus vaccine.
Whether the NHS application will be accepted in Malta remains to be confirmed.
Currently, anyone arriving in Malta from the UK must provide a negative PCR test certificate before boarding their flight.
The swab test must have been carried out up to 72 hours before arrival in Malta.
If a negative PCR test is not presented, it is mandatory to undergo a swab test on arrival or in quarantine for 14 days, according to the Visit Malta website.
Malta is the only new addition to England’s green travel list not to have been put on a watch list, which means others are at risk of being back on the Amber List.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-25 10:26:00