Watch: Passengers arriving to Malta may be asked to take swab test

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Passengers arriving from certain destinations to Malta may be asked to present a certificate showing that they have tested negative for coronavirus up to 48 hours prior to landing in Malta.

Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne said that all those arriving from countries or cities considered high risk will have to present a certificate showing that they have tested negative. Those who are not in possession of such a certificate may be randomly chosen for a swab test. Refusing to take a swab test would result in mandatory quarantine and the passengers will only be allowed to go out once they take the swab test.

Speaking on the national TV station, Minister Fearne explained that the health authorities were working on developing the logistics to implement these new measures.

Fearne added that such procedure had been implemented in some member states and Malta would like to introduce too.

Few days ago, Greece announced that all passengers coming from Malta should have a negative coronavirus test result conducted in the last 72 hours before their arrival to Greece.

The result of the test (PCR) should be conducted by a certified medical center and be in English and also include their identity or passport data.

Video: TVM

49 new coronavirus were registered on Wednesday. The total number of tests which were registered positive were 71, however, this number included 22 repeat tests of already known cases.

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