Travel ban to and from Malta extended till June 15th – report

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Malta International airport will remain closed for commercial flights at least till the 15th of June.

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization website, this information was sent to all pilots as a notification. No statement was issued by the Maltese government until the time of writing.

In the meantime according to foreign news agencies, the Cyprian government decided that as of 20th June passengers from 13 countries including Malta will be allowed to enter the country and they will not need to present a medical certificate which proves they do not have the virus.

Greece and Germany are also on the list published by the Cyprian government.

In the past weeks, Economy Minister Silvio Schembri said that the re-opening of the airport will be one of the last measures to be lifted and this will depend on the measures lifted by other countries.

On Monday the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) appealed to the government to re-open the airport, if not, we shall see mass unemployment as there is no reason for anyone in the tourist industry to hold on to staff if there is no summer, said MHRA.

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