“Avoid all non-essential travel to Malta” – CDC

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending travellers to avoid all non-essential international travel to Malta.

The CDC is a national public health institute in the U.S.

On its website, it outlines that COVID-19 risk in Malta is high, and that if one gets sick and needs medical care, resources may be limited. Furthermore, should one test positive while abroad, one may be isolated or not be permitted to return to the U.S. until fully recovered. Exposure to a person with COVID-19 will result in the same measures for two weeks after the last exposure.

It is recommended that all travellers avoid non-essential travel to Malta, and that travellers at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should consider postponing all travel, including essential.

Today, 20 new cases were reported. The total number of active cases is now up to 267, as two patients have made a recovery. The 20 cases reported today include 8 linked to the ongoing Paceville cluster, while another 6 are contacts of previously known cases. Four of the cases were children.