Malta will reportedly ban all arrivals not fully vaccinated against Covid-19, starting next week.
The Times of Malta reports the ban will come into effect on Wednesday (14 July). All travellers to Malta will have to present proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
The paper, citing Maltese health minister Chris Fearne, reports all arrivals will have to present a recognised vaccine certificate.
These include any Maltese vaccine certification; NHS vaccine certification via the NHS app or a paper copy; or an EU vaccine certificate or Covid pass.
Children accompanying fully vaccinated adults will have to present evidence of a pre-travel negative test for Covid-19.
The change in rules comes after a series of contradictory updates last week which plunged the country’s entry rules into chaos.
Earlier on Friday (9 July) the Foreign Office updated its travel advice for Malta to warn people in receipt of certain batches of Covid vaccine would not be permitted entry – 4120Z001, 4120Z002, 4120Z003.
These are the batches of AstraZeneca vaccine produced by India’s Serum Institute and administered to around five million Brits.
TTG has approached the MTA for more information on the latest decisions.
Malta is currently the only country on England’s green list, with another 15 green countries on Westminster’s green watchlist.
It is also on Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland’s green lists