Air Malta flights to UK will continue with restrictions

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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Air Malta’s flights to and from the United Kingdom will continue their operations so that Maltese nationals and residents can return home. This is in line with the government announcement earlier today.

The Maltese government announced that as of tomorrow, Tuesday 22 December, flights to and from the United Kingdom will be suspended. However, Maltese people and individuals residing in Malta will be able to return.

Malta suspends flights to the UK
Malta suspends flights to and from UK

However, a PCR test not older than 72 hours before arrival must be presented. Moreover, they will also be subject to testing on arrival. Quarantine for 14 days is mandatory.

The national airline said that passengers travelling to the UK will be required to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival.

The company said that non-Maltese nationals and non-residence permit holders requiring to travel for essential reasons need to obtain an authorisation from the Superintendent for Public Health by sending an email to covid19.vetting@gov.mt.

12,728 passengers repatriated

12,728 passengers were repatriated through Air Malta’s Lifeline Schedule between 21 March and 30 June. During the first wave of the pandemic, the national airline operated 506 flight sectors. The Lifeline Schedule had only five schedules London Heathrow, Rome, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris Charles De Gaulle. Air Malta also operated a repatriation flight to long-distance destinations, namely India.