Malta will be open for travel to and from 28 additional countries – including the UK – on the strength of a new legal notice amending the travel ban imposed at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Travel was first allowed from 22 European countries – 19 EU members, as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland – as from 1 July. The legal notice, however, specifically excluded the Italian regions of Emilia-Romagna, Lombardia and Piemonte, the French region of Île-de-France and the Spanish regions of Madrid, Catalonia, Castilla-La Mancha and Castille-Leon, whilst allowing travel from the remaining regions of the three countries.
The new legal notice allows travel from the following countries:
- the Netherlands
- New Zealand
- San Marino
- South Korea
- the United Arab Emirates
- the United Kingdom
- Vatican City
Consequently, travel is now allowed from all EU member states but one – Sweden – though the ban on travel from the aforementioned regions in France, Italy and Spain persists.