MALTA missed out on the UK's green list last month despite low cases and strong vaccination rates.
Here is everything you need to know about your holidays to the country following the government announcement.
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Is Malta on the green list?
Malta remains off the UK's green list, and is still on the amber list.
Assessments are based on a range of factors, including the proportion of a population that has been vaccinated, rates of infection, emerging new variants, and access to reliable scientific data and genomic sequencing.
This means Brits will need the following when returning to the UK from Malta:
- A negative test taken pre-arrival
- A mandatory ten-day quarantine at home
- Two Covid tests, taken on day two and day eight
However, while travelling to amber list destinations is not banned, the UK government warn against it.
Boris Johnson previously said: "It is not somewhere you should be going on holiday, let me be very clear about that."
Malta reported just 10 new cases yesterday, and have given 72 per cent of the population their first vaccine dose – overtaking the UK’s 58 per cent.
What are the travel restrictions for Malta?
Fully vaccinated tourists were welcomed back to Malta on June 1.
Non-vaccinated travellers can still visit, but with a negative Covid test.
Life is also nearly back to normal in Malta with few restrictions – since May 10, restaurants have been able open until 5pm, while groups of six people can meet outside.
From June 7, restaurants can welcome six people per table while cinemas and theatres will be able to reopen.
The country has even launched a scheme which will pay tourists up to £173 to book a holiday to the island.
Here is the full list of hotels taking part in the scheme.
Here is the full list of countries on the green list, amber list and red list right now.
Popular British holiday hotspot Spain, despite pushing for the UK to open up to the country, has warned this is unlikely to happen until the end of July after being urged to show “caution” and “patience” during a meeting with Britain’s Ambassador to Spain.
Despite this, Brits have been heading to amber-list Spain and Greece in recent weeks, going against warnings from the UK government.
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