British travellers to Malta will reportedly be able to use the NHS app as proof of Covid vaccination, after the country’s health minister seemed to clarify the situation to a local newspaper.
The requirement for Brits to show a Covid vaccination certification to enter Malta has sparked confusion for the trade and clients since plans were announced on Friday (25 June).
TTG is awaiting confirmation from the Malta Tourism Authority.
According to The Times of Malta, the country’s health minister, Chris Fearne, has since said digital certificates will be valid once Malta is aligned with the EU’s digital Covid pass, which launches on Thursday (1 July).
Fearne said the need for a physical letter to show proof of Covid vaccination was only a temporary measure being applied for travellers arriving on Wednesday (30 June).
"We will be accepting EU Covid certificates as of tomorrow, and the UK certificate works with this system too, despite it not being part of the EU,” he told the newspaper.
“Once we join the EU system, we will be able to read the [UK] digital certificate.”