Malta and 8 other EU member states are asking for better coordination between member states to restart tourism in the EU, following the pandemic halting travel.
A total of 252,022 passengers arrived at the Malta International Airport in August 2020.
The Malta Chamber of SMEs is asking consumers to be patient with tour operators and travel agents following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Member of the European Parliament (MEPs) gave overall positive feedback on the Commission’s transport and tourism package however, many are insisting on more concrete actions and financial support ahead of the summer holidays.
The new restrictions come into force on May 28.
Russia on Friday urged its citizens to refrain from travelling.
The World Health Organisation, WHO, continued to update the list of countries where local transmission of coronavirus is occurring.
The government said that it kept contact with the two stranded citizens and their relatives. It added that the case will be followed to ensure their safe return to Malta.
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