The Netherlands adds travelers from Malta to its quarantine list

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The Netherlands has become the latest country to add travelers from Malta to the list of countries and regions which requires passengers arriving to the country to undergo self-quarantine for ten days.

According to the Dutch government’s website, travelers are required to do self-quarantine even if they do not have any symptoms or if they have tested for the novel coronavirus. Once in the Netherlands, those arriving to the country can self-quarantine at home or in temporary or holiday accommodation. 

COVID-19 situation update

Malta remains open to Dutch travellers. Anyone arriving in Malta from The Netherlands is not…

Posted by Embassy of the Netherlands in Malta on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Only three days ago, Germany added Malta to its red list of high risk territories. The decision was based on the recommendation by the Robert Koch Institute, a federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention. The list is updated on a weekly basis with territories categorized as high-risk areas.

Anyone arriving from a high risk territory would need to present a negative swab test which is not older than 48 hours. Alternatively, many airports offer on arrival free testing facilities. Travellers must go directly to their destination and remain in quarantine for a period of two weeks.

Malta included on Germany’s high risk list
Malta added to Germany’s Covid-19 red list

Malta remains open to Dutch travelers. Anyone arriving in Malta from the Netherlands is not expected to quarantine or produce a negative PCR test before arrival. Travelers arriving from countries on Malta’s ‘Amber List’ are required to produce a negative test taken 72 hours before their arrival in Malta.

The Embassy of the Netherlands in Malta advised those traveling to Malta to follow the latest restrictive measures imposed by the Maltese government in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.

Masks are to be worn in all public places – both inside and outside. They can be taken off at the table in a bar or restaurant but must be worn at all other times. Restaurants and bars remain open but with restrictions including an 11pm curfew.

Malta was also deemed as a high risk country by Baltic states and Belgium.

On Wednesday, the health authorities reported 155 new coronavirus cases after 2,823 swab tests were carried out in the previous 24 hours. The number of active cases stands at 1,649. The pandemic has claimed 46 lives to date.

Wednesday’s coronavirus bulletin
Coronavirus: 155 new cases; 1,649 active cases

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