Malta will accept flights from the UK from 15 July, with departures from 18 UK airports set to resume.
Malta closed to commercial passenger flights on 20 March and imposed mandatory quarantine on arrival. The island and neighbouring Gozo and Comino are dependent on the UK for a quarter of total visitors.
Arrivals will be subject to thermal screening at Malta International airport and passengers will be asked to complete a self-declaration form to share details about any travel in the previous 30 days.
Arriving and departing tourists will be required to wear a face covering or visor in the terminal building. This also applies to coach transfers from and to the aircraft.
Hotels will not offer buffets and self-service counter dining and a two-metre distance between sunbeds and umbrellas will be mandatory. Travellers will be asked to wear a face covering in certain locations or indoor places where social distancing cannot be followed.
Tolene Van Der Merwe, Malta Tourism Authority director UK and Ireland said: “Malta is very popular destination for British holidaymakers with nearly 650,000 arriving in 2019. We are delighted that we should be able to welcome back travellers from the United Kingdom on 15 July if the FCO advice has been amended by that date.
She added: “We’ve been working with the trade during lockdown to deliver as much training as possible and look forward to supporting them still once lockdown lifts with lots of planned incentives, training and even trips.
“And whilst our islands have been closed, we have been busy - from restoring monuments, to erecting our new Michelin star plaques – making sure that when everyone returns, we wow people even more than before.”
The Malta Tourism Authority UK trade team has created a Reopening Course for agents at malta-training.com. It includes eight modules covering arrival, the Certified Compliant concept, dining, accommodation and local transport.