The Malta Independent 8 March 2021, Monday

Vaccine passport not a quick fix to normality – Tony Zahra

Dayna Camilleri Clarke Thursday, 21 January 2021, 11:04 Last update: about 3 months ago

While a vaccine certificate will help resume confidence in people to travel, it’s only one aspect of a highly multifaced issue in regaining the steps to normality and opening borders. Tony Zahra, President of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association, told The Malta Business Weekly.

“The reality is we are going to struggle to have some form of the summer season in 2021.  Although calls for a vaccine passport are a positive step forward, we must also consider negative test certificates. By June this year, there will only be some 25/30% of our target markets immunised through vaccination. We cannot afford to ignore the other 75% that has not been vaccinated if we are going to have some numbers albeit much smaller then usual coming to Malta”. Zahra explained to this newsroom.

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