The Malta Independent 15 April 2024, Monday
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Updated: Malta removed from Ireland’s 'green list' of safe countries

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 18:38 Last update: about 5 years ago

Malta has been removed from Ireland's 'Green list' of places deemed safe for travel without quarantine.

The Irish Independent reports that a significant spike in cases in Malta has raised concerns about allowing people travel to the region without requiring them to self-isolate for two weeks on their return.


Popular holiday destinations including Cyprus and Malta have been dropped from the Government's Green List for travel following a spike in cases of Covid-19, the paper reported.

The move by ministers last night means that holidaymakers and any other people travelling to Ireland from Malta, Cyprus, Gibraltar, San Marino and Monaco now face having to restrict their movements for 14 days after all five countries were dropped from the Green List.

This came after reports that Malta was in danger of being removed from Ireland's list.

Malta was recently added to Lithuania's black list. As from last Monday, Maltese citizens and legal residents are not allowed to go to Lithuania due to the rise of Covid-19 infections in the country. Lithuanian citizens returning to the country from Malta must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.

Malta has been experiencing a surge in cases over the past weeks, through clusters coming from mass events and feasts, as well as a cluster of migrants who came to Malta by boat but were immediately put into quarantine.




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