Mandatory quarantine imposed on certain incoming flights

Miguela Xuereb

People on a number of flights have been ordered to go into mandatory quarantine once they land in Malta.

The notices, termed ‘different conditions relating to mandatory quarantine’, outline how persons on certain flights must go into mandatory quarantine.

The flights expected to undergo mandatory quarantine are these:

1. Flight from Los Angeles on 20 June with a connecting flight from Heathrow on 9 August with a scheduled arrival in Malta at 3.05pm.

2. Flight from Philadelphia International Airport (U.S.) on 9 August, with connecting flights Boston Logan International Airport (U.S.) and Heathrow (U.K.) with scheduled arrival in Malta on 11 August at 3.05pm.

3. From Harstfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (U.S.), 11th August with connecting flights Miami International Airport (U.S), and Heathrow (U.K.) with scheduled arrival in Malta on 13th August, 2020, at 3.05pm.

4. Flight from Berlin on 15 June connecting flight from Heathrow arrived with scheduled arrival in Malta on 11 August at 3.05pm.

5. From Sheremetyevo International Airport, Russia on the 11th August, 2020, with connecting flight from Heathrow, UK, with scheduled arrival in Malta on 12th August, 2020, at 3.05pm.

6. From Los Angeles International Airport, U.S.A, on the 8th August, 2020, with connecting flight from Heathrow, UK, with scheduled arrival in Malta on 10th August, 2020, at 12.45am

Newsbook.com.mt contacted the Government to ask why the people on these particular flights are being ordered to go into mandatory quarantine, but no response has been given at the time of writing. The notices were published on 11th August, which is noteworthy considering that the 3rd flight noted above arrived on the 13th.

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