Malta will reopen to vaccinated British travellers and tourists from 1 June, the country’s tourism authority has confirmed.
Prospective visitors will need to show their vaccination card before boarding a flight to the island, evidencing full vaccination dosage at least 10 days prior to arrival.
Vaccinated travellers will not have to provide any kind of negative Covid-19 test certification in advance of travel to Malta.
Malta is second only to the UK in terms of European countries that have vaccinated the greatest proportion of their population, with 40% of the adult population of Malta having received their first dose.
Tolene Van Der Merwe, Malta Tourism Authority director UK and Ireland, said: "Malta is a very popular destination for British holidaymakers and is a key contributor to Malta’s economy, so we are excited to welcome back fully vaccinated travellers from the UK from 1 June 2021.
"The people of Malta are looking forward to tourists returning who have loved our sunshine, culture, food and warm spirit year in year out.
"Malta has implemented its ‘Sunny and Safe’ Covid protocols so visitors can be reassured all restaurants, accommodation and service providers must comply with the highest levels of cleanliness and safety."
Clayton Bartolo, Malta’s minister for tourism and consumer protection, added: "The health and safety of Maltese citizens and tourists will always be our top priority, and with the continued rollout of the vaccine here in Malta, this focused reopening plan is designed to slowly and safely reopen tourism to fully vaccinated Britons."
The Malta Tourism Authority is gearing up to launch a new "Feel Free Again" campaign aiming to inspire travellers to plan, book and travel to Malta when the time is right.