Amber list published; Romania suspends flights to Malta

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Travellers arriving from Bulgaria, Romania and three Spanish cities will be required to present a negative coronavirus test which was carried out within the last 24 hours.

The ‘amber list’ was announced on Monday during a press conference addressed by Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne and Superintendent of Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci.

However, Romania issued a decision to suspend flights to and from Malta on Monday. The decision came into force on Tuesday.

In a brief statement on Facebook, the Honorary Consulate of Romania in Malta advised Romanians about the current situation, saying that if one is in a situation where they could not return home – either in Romania or in Malta – should send an email on

Dragi romani, autoritatile romane au emis o decizie pe 17 august, cu implementare de pe 18 august, conform careia…

Posted by Honorary Consulate of Romania in Malta on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Those without Covid-19 test may be asked to take a swab test

In a statement on Tuesday, the Tourism Ministry said that passengers arriving from Bulgaria, Romania, and three Spanish airports – Girona, Barcelona and Madrid – will be required to submit a negative coronavirus Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test before boarding flights to Malta.

Passengers who do not present this certificate can be asked to swab at the Malta International Airport or asked to self-quarantine in Malta upon arrival, the statement reads.

The list will be updated weekly.

On Tuesday, 48 new coronavirus cases were reported by the health authorities, bringing the total number of active cases up to 648. The numbers do not include asylum seekers who have disembarked in Malta.

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