Malta, no restrictions for travellers arriving from China
VALLETTA (ITALPRESS/MNA) – Malta will not impose any restrictions on travellers from China. This was confirmed by the Health Ministry. However, the Ministry said that the Maltese government is assessing the situation and is in direct communication with the European Commission and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) for any actions which need to be taken.The Ministry added that the European Health Security Council is not recommending compulsory testing for travellers from China.
Earlier this week, Italy announced it would impose restrictions in a bid to curb a new surge in infections. The move came after nearly half of the passengers on two flights from China to Milan’s Malpensa Airport tested positive for coronavirus.
Spain became the latest EU country to require a negative test or vaccination proof on arrival.
China unexpectedly changed its zero-Covid policy after widespread protests erupted in the country.
Meanwhile, the Maltese health authorities have confirmed the death of two other patients with Covid-19 bringing the total number of deaths linked to the pandemic in Malta to 815.
The number of active cases of Covid-19 is presently registering an increase with 274 cases of Covid-19. The number was 190 at the start of the month.
36 new cases were reported on Friday while 27 individuals have recovered from the virus.
144 new cases were detected over the past seven days.