Covid-19 guidelines do not impose dog bans in restaurants – MTA

Miguela Xuereb

The Malta Tourism Authority refuted claims that restaurants had to ban dogs from their premises to be considered to be Covid-19 compliant.

The MTA was responding to claims made by the MSPCA, which claimed that the authority had confirmed that dogs were being banned before urging for this ban to be overturned.

But the authority emphasised that its guidelines for the reopening of catering establishments made no reference to dogs, and that no dog ban was required for a restaurant wishing to obtain a Covid-19 Compliance sticker.

Restaurants may choose to ban pets from their premises, although this ban cannot in any case extend to guide dogs.