Covid, Malta to ease more restrictions
LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – The Maltese government decided to ease further the restrictions against COVID-19, as the number of new cases remained at an all time low. The number of active cases confirmed by the Maltese health authorities stands at 29.
From June 28, restaurants and bars can stay open until 2am.
Moreover, sea vessels can operate at 65% of their capacity and water parks will also be allowed to reopen. Contact sport for people aged 17 or under can also resume as can fitness classes. In addition, from Monday the visiting hours at Mater Dei Hospital will be increased.
Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne said that in view of the stable number of cases from Wednesday, July 1, fully vaccinated people in possession of a vaccine certificate can remove their masks in public as long as they are not in the presence of more than one other fully vaccinated person. Children under the age of 12 may remain without a mask as long as they are accompanied by a person who is vaccinated against COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Malta has been included on the UK’s green list for travel, meaning that from 30 June British tourists do not need to quarantine on their return from the Mediterranean island. The UK, traditionally Maltàs largest market, welcomed 650,000 British travellers in 2019. However, with the Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus spreading fast in the UK, the Maltese authorities will be requesting travellers arriving from the UK to present a vaccine certificate as from 30 June.